The ‘Modern Kids’ series

August 11, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

The ‘Modern Kids’ film series runs from Aug. 4–18 in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum. Admission is free of charge, and the selections — provided by a program called KIDS FIRST!, part of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media — are grouped by age-appropriate considerations.

The selections for children of ages 3 to 7, for example, include Aug. 11’s 10 a.m. showing of The Ballad of Mulan, a short historical fable about a courageous young woman; Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven, concerning a struggle for equality; and Folk Tales from around the World: Yoshi, a retelling of a Japanese fable about belief in oneself.

Selections for 7 to 12 will include Aug. 11’s 1 p.m. showing of several short subjects including Swaying Giants, a documentary account of a Catalonian tradition; Lokum: The Turkish Delight, about imaginary life in a Turkish coffee shop; Folktales from Around the World: The Bear Prince, adapted from a Mexican fable; The Magic Ball, a ’round-the-world fantasy; The Happy Duckling, an animated gem; and a dreamlike fantasy called La Lune.

Then at 1 p.m. Aug. 12, the featured attraction is the feature-length The Diary of Anne Frank, a chronicle of survival during the Nazi purges of World War II.

The 7-to-12 programming will continue at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 with Going to School in India, a feature-length portmanteau of short films.

For ages 9 to 13, the programming begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 with the feature-length Dragon Hunters, a heroic fantasy predicated upon the power of friendship and belief-in-oneself.

At 6 p.m. Aug. 11, the main attraction is a series of juvenile thrillers from the Goosebumps series: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, followed by Don’t Go to Sleep and Calling All Creeps.

And at 6 p.m. Aug. 18, the Goosebumps selections will continue with Return of the Mummy, Don’t Wake Mummy and You Can’t Scare Me!

To view the full schedule and for more information:

Source: Fort Worth Business Press and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


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