2019 Family Day
Kid Flicks Two: Best of the 2018
New York Children’s International Film Festival
With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire young audiences to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes
on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders. The program also includes award-winning short films from Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan. The 75-minute program will run continuously all day!
Note: Kid Flicks One, recommended for ages 3+, plays Sunday at Ashland Street Cinema
Exhibition On View at ScienceWorks
Wild Music: Sounds and Songs of Life invites visitors of all ages to expand their understanding of what makes music. Through whimsical, hands-on activities, they’ll not only hear the music that surrounds them every day, but they’ll see and even feel it too. They’ll discover that nature is filled with “musicians” that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another, and they’ll explore how human music is inspired by the music of other living creatures—from tiny insects to giant whales.
Special Virtual Reality Exhibition: Spheres
Spheres is an interactive virtual reality series exploring the music of the cosmos. Instead of looking at the Universe, for the first time we listen to its songs. We enter an immersive world that transports us to the deepest corners of the Universe. On view April 12-14, 10am-5pm
Episode One: Chorus of The Cosmos
Narrated by Millie Bobby Brown
We discover the Universe through sound. Space is full of frequencies that we can listen to. Uncovering these waves, we create music. Our solar system becomes an instrument. We play its song, crafting a unique musical journey. This is the chorus of the cosmos.
Episode Two: Songs of Spacetime
Narrated by Jessica Chastain
Dive into the heart of a black hole and uncover the hidden songs of the cosmos. In this interactive VR experience, the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves transforms how we see the Universe. Fall into the darkness, and you will find the light.
Episode Three: Pale Blue Dot
Narrated by Patti Smith
In this cosmic journey from the edges of the universe to our “pale blue dot,” we uncover echoes of the Big Bang; gaze back in time; trace the history of sound across the cosmos, traverse the Universe and ultimately find the strangest song of all—the human voice.
Created by: Eliza McNitt • Design by: Phi Center • Key Collaborators:
Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, Dylan Golden | In Collaboration with: Oculus Studios, Protozoa Pictures, Intel, Kaleidoscope | Release date: 2018
3 episodes, each 15 minutes.