Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions

Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
*In the Night Kitchen*. 1987. USA. Directed by Gene Deitch. Courtesy Weston Woods

Zea. 1981. Canada. Directed by Andre and Jean-Jacques Leduc. 3 min.

Something of a puzzle, this short uses an unusual point of view to record the changes a familiar food undergoes as it cooks. Can you guess what the food is?

Peanut Butter and Jelly. 1976. USA. Directed by Eli Noyes. 1 min.

Watch what happens when a passion for PB&J takes over!

How to Eat. 1965. USA. Directed by Michael Siporin. 6 min.

This black-and-white spoof of bad instructional films shares how to eat, step-by-silly-step.

In the Night Kitchen. 1987. USA. Directed by Gene Deitch. 6 min.

A little boy named Mickey dreams that he falls out of his bed in the middle of the night and finds himself in a magical place called the night kitchen. The bakers in the night kitchen are whipping up their morning cake. Mickey finds himself in a sticky situation when the bakers try to use him as an ingredient! Based on the book by Maurice Sendak.

Bread. 1983. Canada. Directed by Albert Kish. 11 min.

From bagels to braided loaves and from hand-made at home to machine-made in a factory, this wordless documentary shows how a wide range of the bread is made.

Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum’s galleries. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

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Tickets: Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program at the information desk in the Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street.

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Accessibility: Sound amplification devices are available for all programs. All theaters are equipped with loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.

This film is part of Family Films.