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Watch and discuss family-friendly films.

  • Enjoy new and classic live-action and animated films with your family
  • Discuss films with a MoMA educator
  • Screenings are free and include MoMA admission.
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Family Films

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Uh Oh! Sticky Situations

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Zebra. 2013. Germany. Directed by Julia Ocker. One day a zebra runs into a tree… 3 min.

Miriam’s Broken Picture. 2008. Estonia. Directed by Priit Tender. When her parents’ wedding picture is broken, Miriam takes the blame. 5 min.

Letter to Amy. 1970. USA. Directed by Cynthia Freitag. When Peter decides to mail a special invitation to his birthday party to his friend Amy, the weather gets in the way and Peter’s attempt at a special surprise turns into a misunderstanding. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. 7 min.

Astronaut-K. 2014. Germany. Directed by Daniel Harisberger. After crash landing on a barren, lifeless planet, an astronaut is forced to adapt to his surroundings as he struggles to survive. Fighting against his misfortune—and even his own clumsiness—he follows his rumbling tummy to find food, shelter, and a place in this world. 6 min.

Jungle Beat: I’ve Got You under My Skin. 2004. Zimbabwe. Directed by Brent Dawes. Tortoise is usually perfectly safe from external elements. But when a stray dandelion seed finds its way into his shell, that’s another story—a very itchy story. 5 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available
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Family Ties

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Lambs. 2013. Germany. Directed by Gottfried Mentor. A lamb's parents are shocked because their little lamb doesn't sound like the other sheep: it's saying "moo" instead of "baa." 4 min.

Papa. 2014. USA. Directed by Natalie Labarre. When an eccentric inventor comes to realize he's not a perfect father, he decides to create one for his daughter. 6 min.

Kisha’s Song. 1981. USA. Directed by Betsy Nadas and Joe Seamens. This film documents a baby being rocked to sleep by a woman who sings and hums a Dr. Watts hymn. Though simple in presentation, the film creates a lyrical, tender portrait. 3 min.

Elizabeti’s Doll. 2000. USA. Directed by Melissa Reilly. When her baby brother arrives, Elizabeti, a young Tanzanian girl, decides she needs a doll to care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. Based on the acclaimed book, Elizabeti’s Doll teaches gentle lessons about the bond between mother and child. 7 min.

My Big Brother. 2014. USA. Directed by Jason Rayner. A boy who shares a room with his gigantic brother can't compete with the giant physically, and the hand-me-downs are way too big, but he can't deny how his brother’s unique stature has changed his world. 3 min.

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages four and up and their adult companions

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available

Quiet Please! Silent Films

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
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One Week. 1920. USA. Written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. With Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts. Newlyweds (Keaton and Seely) are given a portable house as a gift. It should take only one week to put the house together, but Keaton's rival has switched the numbers on the crates containing the parts, making the project much more challenging. 19 minutes.

The Lonedale Operator. 1911. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Written by Mack Sennett. With Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon. When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining company. The train brings not only the money, but a pair of ruffians bent on stealing it. All alone, she wires for help, and then holds off the bad guys until it arrives. 14 minutes.

Piano accompaniment by Ben Model

This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 (voice) or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.

For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

When

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Who

Recommended for kids ages six and up and their adult companions

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees

Free

No preregistration required

Sound Amplification Available