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Free First Saturday: Kids Film Festival

Showtime! This celebration of films features animation, live-action, and 3-D shorts from all corners of the world. Stories about adventure, chocolate fingers, moons made of milk, and mysterious arctic caverns will dazzle and get everyone laughing.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Film screenings are free, but tickets are required. Free tickets will be available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk one hour before each screening. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

Big Ideas, Short Stories, 11 am and 1 pm

Walker Cinema

  • Ormie
    Walking through the kitchen, a pig smells an enticing jar of cookies and simply must get his hands on them, no matter the cost. Directed by Rob Silvestri, Canada, 2010, 4 minutes.

  • Jillian Dillon
    A hippoplatypus saves the day, transforming her “flaws” into powers. Directed by Yvette Edery, US, 2009, 5 minutes.

  • Twirl
    Do you love to dance? So does the character in this story, a stereo speaker that moves to just about every sound it makes. Directed by Nate Winckler, US, 2012, 3 minutes.

  • Ben Hora
    An immigrant family arrives by boat to a new world and soon find out that things they love are forbidden. Directed by Nicholas Bianco-Levrin, France, 2010, 5 minutes.

  • Pishto Goes Away
    One autumn, Pishto gets so tired of everything that he decides to leave for good. On his weary journey, he meets a cute and shy little dog. Directed by Sonya Kendel, Russia, 2012, 9 minutes.

  • Kiss A Love Story
    A love story plain and simple, personified by the sun and moon encountering one another in a solar eclipse. Directed by Joseph Hodgson and Franck Aubry, Norway, 2011, 3 minutes.

  • Bob
    A hamster chases his true love around the globe. Will he get her? Directed by Jacob Frey and Harry Fast, Germany, 2009, 4 minutes.

  • Pasteurized While conducting experiments late into the night, a scientist receives an unexpected visitor whose arrival changes everything. Directed by Nicolas Villarreal, Argentina, 2012, 8 minutes.

  • The Boy with Chocolate Fingers
    Born with fingers made of chocolate, a boy grows up learning that no matter what others say, think, or do, it’s important to always be true to you. Directed by Christopher Palmer, UK, 2011, 10 minutes.

  • Snack Attack
    An old lady just wants to eat her snack in peace, but a skater dude seems determined to prevent her. Directed by Andrew Cadelago, US, 2012, 5 minutes.

3-D Adventures, 3 pm

Walker Cinema

  • Tuurngait
    In the farthest reaches of the frozen North, a magical snow goose who leads a young boy into the wilds of the ice forests. But the dangers that lurk there are too big for one little boy to handle alone. Directed by Paul-Emile Boucher, France, 2011, 7 minutes.

  • The Boy in the Bubble
    A young boy falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever. Directed by Kealan OʼRourke, Ireland, 2011, 9 minutes.

  • The Magic Piano
    When Anna’s father leaves to work abroad, it seems to be the worst time of her life. But everything changes when she and her cousin discover the magical flying piano. Directed by Martin Clapp, UK, 2011, 34 minutes.

Art-Making: Spin ‘n’ See, 10 am–3 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design your own thaumatrope, a handheld kinetic toy that fools the eye. This simple but marvelous device creates the illusion of two images becoming one by twirling string between your fingers.

Art-Making: Dimensional Drawing, 10 am–2 pm

Cargill Lounge
Draw what excites you—a favorite animal, place, food, or toy. Local artists Alyssa Baguss and Joe Sinness share their tips and techniques for transforming circles into spheres, triangles into cones, and more by exploring line and shadow.

Gallery Activities, 10:30 am–2 pm

Wander the galleries to see what you might find. Have a question? Our friendly tour guides have the clues to satisfy even the most curious art explorers.


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