Family Films: Unlikely Friendships

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January 13, 2018


The Museum of Modern Art


Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult


Family Films: Unlikely Friendships at The Museum of Modern Art

Event description:

Enjoy three inspiring animated films about friendship, interspersed with discussions led by a museum educator, and suggestions for activities to continue the conversation in the galleries.

The Gossamer. 2016. Russia. Directed by Natalia Chernysheva.
A friendship is weaved when a spider finds inspiration in a woman's knitting patterns. 4 min.

The Happy Duckling. 2008. UK. Directed by Gili Dolev.
In this whimsical pop-up book world, a boy finds himself pursued by a duck. This unlikely pair of friends is about to discover that sometimes you have to be cruel in order to be kind. 9 min.

The Lost Thing. 2010. Australia/UK. Directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann.
A boy discovers a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to. 15 min.

Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. You do not need to purchase a ticket if you are accompanying a child to this program.

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Stroller parking: No
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Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

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