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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Announces Summer Flicks Series

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced The 2013 Modern Kids – Summer Flicks Series, August 13-15, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Films are shown in the auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Auditorium seating is limited to the first 250 guests.

The Modern and the Lone Star Film Society join forces again this summer to offer a special selection of creative films for children ages three and up.

Take a break from the Texas heat and join us for The 2013 Modern Kids – Summer Flicks Series! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the art as stories unfold and ideas form in paintings, sculptures, installations and videos found in works from the permanent collection.

Make a full day of creative and thoughtful activities at the Modern. Self guided gallery projects, and fun post-screening conversations make the perfect partner to the films in the Summer Flicks Series.

August 13
10:30 am (Ages 3-7)
1 pm (Ages 8-12)

August 14
10:30 am (Ages 3-7)
1 pm (Ages 8-12)

August 15
10:30 am (Ages 3-7)
1 pm (Ages 8-12)

Schedule of Films

August 13

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Ages 3-7)

ROBOT ZOT! (8 min), MAX’S WORDS (10 min), STREGA NONA (9 min)

ROBOT ZOT! (8 min, Sciezska)

This is the tale of a quixotic robot determined to conquer the earth. But once he discovers the princess…a toy cell phone…his mission takes a new course. Robot Zot must learn how to be a hero — in the name of true love.

MAX’S WORDS (10 min, Fott & Hunt)

When his brothers won’t share their collections of stamps and coins, Max starts a collection of his own, made up of words. One word leads to another, and suddenly Max discovers he has a story worth telling – and sharing!

STREGA NONA (9 min, dePaola)

Strega Nona’s meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta, which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Ages 8-12) 

BELOW (3 min, Price)

In the harsh winter weather a man fishing for his food is pulled into a dangerous situation, only to be saved by an unlikely, smiling creature. Created by Taylor Price at CalArts.

BOTTLE (6 min, Lepore)

Two characters on opposite sides of the ocean send each other messages in a bottle. This beautiful stop motion animation lends emotion to otherwise inanimate objects. Created by Kirsten Lepore.

WING (5 min, Grevil, Madsen, Kirkegaard & Bech)

A solitary, one winged creature called Wing is harassed by a group of oppressive crows due to being different. With the help of a friend, Wing is able to conquer his fear and the skies. Created by Asger Grevil, Mette V. Madsen, Jonas Kirkegaard, Michael Bech at the Animation Workshop.

FOLKSONGS & BALLADS (8 min, Vernerie, Defachelles & Paul)

A contemplative and meditative look at a day in the life of a fisherman preparing for his work. Created by Mathieu Vernerie, Pauline Defachelles, and Rémy Paul.

HOLY SHEEP (2 min, Farris)

The story of a shepherd who can’t get his sheep to stay put. Created by Justin Farris.

HELMET (4 min, Bamford)

A space explorer investigates a mysterious ladder found in the desert of a faraway planet. Created by Jen Bamford.

PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE (6 min, Martell)

A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase. Created by Lucas Martell.

GIRL AND ROBOT (4 min, Jakobsen, Haunstrup, Wallmark, & Reese)

An impatient girl takes on the task of building a robot. Can she complete it without destroying her own creation? Created by Mads Dam Jakobsen, Kenneth Haunstrup, Nils Henric Wallmark, and Slaven Reese at the Animation Workshop.

3,000 ACRES (9 min, Cater)

On 3,000 Acres, a young boy, trained in the art of auctioneering explores the ranch he loves and allows the audience to walk a day in his boots. The director will be in attendance to answer questions about the making of the film.

Artist Bio – Lauren Cater was born in a small town called Minneola, Texas. She received her BA from the University of North Texas and is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in documentary production. She hopes to create films that reflect complex character and situations that are relatable to all people.

August 14

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Ages 3-7) 

ART (6 min, Bronzit)

Art, a young boy, joyfully draws scribbles that squiggle, splotches with blotches, zigs and zags, doodles and dogs, and so much more! Children are introduced to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words.


A suspicious pear-thieving beast becomes fast friends with a lonely man who proudly presents him to the prestigious Academy of Sciences

TOO MANY TOYS (11 min, Shannon)

Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can’t part with is the box!

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Ages 8-12)


Studies in male profiles, from Albrecht Dürer’s Four Books On Human Proportion is transformed by Pablo Garcia’s method of Profilography in this incredible example of progressive artistic techniques. Created by Pablo Garcia.

FRANKIE RULEZ!!! (5 min, Charoenchal)

Frankie, a space alien looking to conquer the galaxy one mysterious planet at a time. Created by San Charoenchal.

WILL (5 min, E. Lee)

A young girl remembers the last moments she had with her father before the attacks of 9/11. Created by Eusong Lee at CalArts.

SHAPE (3 min, E. Lee)

In this short animation, shapes become characters as they transform each other through movement. Created by Eusong Lee at CalArts.

TAG (2 min, Avillanoza)

Two children in a classroom learn to play and share in their own way. Created by Andre Avillanoza.

ODD SOUND OUT (7 min, Sihm, Andreasen, Brøns-Frandersen, Slamnjakovic.)

In a world where sounds take form and develop the mood of the world, a man struggles with his odd sound. Created by Pernille Sihm, Ida Maria Schouw Andreasen, Ditte Brøns-Frandsen, Aida Slamnjakovich, and Aimall Sharifi.


A young salesman arrives in a sleepy town where what he has to sell may be less than the citizens are hoping for. Directed by Jaime Maestro at the Primer Frame School of Animation.

CAN WE BE HAPPY NOW (3 min, Gehm)

A man in a grey, drab world is awakened to the beauty and happiness of the real world around him, as the spirits of nature take him on an adventure. Created by Tahnee Gehm at CalArts.

SWELTER (3 min, Streilein)

In a future world, a man and his son travel through the incredible heat looking for water and a way to survive. Created by Jacob Streilein at CalArts.

CRAYON DRAGON (3 min, Pantoja)

A girl is commissioned to paint over an old concrete illustration, in which to her surprise, she sinks into. She befriends a painted dragon that has a missing wing. Created by Toniko Pantoja at CalArts.


This film explores the personality of a young girl who is being homeschooled by her parents. Young Ana Maria takes part in learning why her parents have decided to take control of her education. The director will be in attendance to answer questions about the making of the film.

Artist Biography – Tingting Li received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. She has directed multiple short documentary films that focus on childhood education.

August 15

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Ages 3-7) 


LON PO PO (10 min, Young)

In this Chinese version of the classic fairy tale, a mother leaves her three children home alone while she goes to visit their grandmother. When the children are visited by a wolf, pretending to be their Po Po, or granny, they let him in the house, but ultimately are not fooled by his deep voice and hairy face. Combining ancient Chinese panel art techniques with a contemporary palette of watercolors and pastels, this powerful story brings lessons about strangers, trust and courage to a new generation.


Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He can’t seem to frighten anyone. Then he comes up with a plan to find the perfect nervous little boy and scare the tuna salad out of him. Will his plan succeed, or will he come up with a better idea?

ALL THE WORLD (8 min, Fott)

This story follows a circle of family and friends over the course of a day — from morning till night. The importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach…to warm family connections…to the widest sunset sky…is affirmed.

1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (Ages 8-12)


The story of a king who only wants to make his unhappy daughter smile. Created by Sun Jae Lee at CalArts.

PLUG (3 min, E. Lee)

A young boy experiences the colorful world of Jazz. Created by Eusong Lee at CalArts.

HUM (9 min, Pederson)

The small turntable headed robot ‘Hum’ sits left alone in an old workshop, where he decides to create a friend to have fun with. Created by Søren Bendt Pederson at the Animation Workshop.

THE ME BIRD (3 min, 18Bis)

A free interpretation of the homonym poem by Pablo Neruda. Created by 18Bis.

The making of THE ME BIRD (1 min, 18Bis)

The technique used to create the wonderful animation of THE ME BIRD. Created by 18Bis.


A personal insight into the life of the director, who struggles with asserting herself, and strives to learn how to keep from being “too nice.” Created by Jean Yi.

HUNT (2 min, Price)

This animation uses watercolor and ballpoint pen to create a beautiful 2D depiction of a tiger’s hunt. Created by Taylor Price.

ON THE WATER (8 min, Zhao)

Follow the migration of a group of characters traveling on the water, and their struggle for safe passage. Created by Yi Zhao.

OUT OF THE ORDINARY (8 min, Kinnerup)

A middle-aged man lives a life of routines, clinging to a long desired promotion, until the day his computer and coffee machine decide that there is need for change. Directed by Tommy Kinnerup at the Animation Workshop.


A man and a woman spend their days monitoring the status of a huge robot, day after day, their lives are focused on reaching the next one without an accident. Created by Theresa Latzko.

PHOTOS IN THE WIND (15 min, Hoekzema)

This short documentary follows the citizens of Joplin, Missouri, who have collected thousands of photos that were scattered during the storm and hope to return the lost memories to their rightful owners. The director will be in attendance to answer questions about the making of the film.

Artist Biography – Abbey Hoekzema is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Marketing Management. As a passionate photographer, she is concerned with the preservation of family images and videos. Her film interests include altruism, nature conservation, unique characters, education, and travel.

Special thanks to: Taylor Price, Kirsten Lepore, Asger Grevil, Mette V. Madsen, Jonas Kirkegaard, Michael Bech, Mathieu Vernerie, Pauline Defachelles, Rémy Paul, Michael Piazza, Lucas Martell, Mads Dam Jakobsen, Kenneth Haunstrup, Nils Henric Wallmark, Slaven Reese, Pablo Garcia, San Charoenchal, Eusong Lee, Andre Avillanoza, Pernille Sihm, Ida Maria Schouw Andreasen, Ditte Brøns-Frandsen, Aida Slamnjakovich, Aimall Sharifi, Jaime Maestro, Tahnee Gehm, Justin Farris, Jacob Streilein, Toniko Pantoja, Sun Jae Lee, Søren Bendt Pederson, Jean Yi, Yi Zhao, Tommy Kinnerup, Theresa Latzko, Kristjan Lyngmo, The Vancouver Film School, the incredible crews of each of these films, 18Bis Studio, Emilio Domenech of the Primer Frame School, Leo Hobaica Jr. of CalArts, the Animation Workshop, Weston Woods, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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