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Art museum plans free family film series

Posted June 11, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014

Courtesy: N.C. Museum of Art

The N.C. Museum of Art's summer family film series features the kinds of movies you probably wouldn't see if it weren't for a series like this.

They are short films, foreign films, artsy films, decades-old films that don't typically get screened at your average movie theater. They're all geared toward the family crowd and are generally best for kids ages 4 to 8, though I'm sure older kids, who happen to be film buffs, might enjoy seeing these too.

The movies are 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on select Wednesdays at the west Raleigh museum. Admission is free, but you must get a ticket from the box office to get in. Adults also need to stay with their children.

Before and after the movies, the art museum offers free crafts from noon to 3 p.m.

Here's the schedule: 

June 18: Zigs, Zags, and Sounds - A collection of colorful animations about sound and movement.

Art (2008), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Studio Mir, and Rembrandt Films

Monsieur Pointu (1975), Canada
Directed by André Leduc and Bernard Longpré

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2009), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The Sound Collector (1982), Canada
Directed by Lynn Smith

June 25: Storybooks - Classic children’s stories come to life in these creative animations.

Where the Wild Things Are (2001), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (2008), USA
Directed by Konstantin Bronzit
Produced by Weston Woods Studios and Remir Productions

This is the House that Jack Built (2004), USA
Directed by Konstantin Bronzit with animation by Studio Melnitsa
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The North Star (2010), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

July 9: Tall Tales - A collection of folktales and fairytales from around the world. After the films, visit the free exhibition Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón to see the lyrical and sweet children’s book illustrations of Raúl Colón!

A Story, A Story: An African Tale (2002), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The Tale of the Mandarin Duck (2008), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The Emperor’s New Clothes (1990), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios


July 16: Food and Fiestas - Celebrate Latin American culture and traditions with these lively animations! Explore colorful prints by contemporary Latino artists in Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection, on view through July 27.

Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration (2011), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

Chato and the Party Animals (2003), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

Chato’s Kitchen (2009), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

The Pot that Juan Built (2004), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

Aug. 6: Animals, Insects, and Gardens - A colorful collection of the sights and sounds of nature.

The Ant and the Grasshoper (2013), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (2005), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

Diary of a Worm (2004), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

My Garden (2013), USA
Produced by Weston Woods Studios

I've added this to our free and cheap summer movie database.

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