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January 18-Museum of the Moving Image-Events

A scene from Michel Ocelot's KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS, screening at 12 and 2 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image on January 18, 2010 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Photo courtesy of Artmattan.

Museum of the Moving Image will be open to the public on Monday, January 18, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Museum will offer hands-on workshops for children and screenings of the animated African folk tale Kirikou and the Sorceress.

Family Programs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18
Screenings: Kirikou and the Sorceress
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
In Tut's Fever Movie Palace
1998, 74 mins. Directed by Michel Ocelot. English-language version. In this exuberant and charming animated feature, based on an African fairy tale, an indomitable young boy wills himself to be born, and battles an evil sorceress. The film has vibrant colors, and a lyrical musical score by Youssou N’Dour. Suitable for all ages. Contains innocent nudity.

Moving Pictures Workshop
12:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. (45 mins.)
Ages 6-12. Children discover what makes moving images move and make their own Thaumatropes— nineteenth-century optical toys—to take home. Materials fee: $5 per child (free for Museum members). Space is limited; register at the admissions desk.

Every Day at Moving Image: Behind the Screen
The Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen immerses visitors in the creative process of making moving images, through a unique combination of interactive experiences, rare and unusual artifacts, one-of-a-kind artworks and demonstrations of professional crafts and equipment. Visitors can make animations, experiment with sound effects, and dub their voices onto a famous movie scene. Behind the Screen also features thirteen playable video arcade games, including Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Defender, and Battlezone, and four playable home video games including Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Special Holiday Hours for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 18.
At other times, the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and school groups by appointment.

Suggested Admission
$7 for adults, senior citizens, college students, children 8-18.
Free for Museum members and children under 8.
(Please note: Strollers must be left at Coat Check.)

About Museum of the Moving Image
Founded in 1981, Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It houses the nation’s largest collection of moving image artifacts; screens hundreds of films annually; and offers education programs to thousands of New York City students and teachers. Its exhibitions—including the core exhibition, Behind the Screen—are noted for their integration of material objects, computer-based interactive experiences, and audiovisual presentations.

A major expansion and renovation of the Museum’s facility is currently underway. Designed by architect Thomas Leeser, the project will double the size of the building, completely redesign the first floor and add a new theater, new galleries and an education center. When completed in the fall of 2010, the new Museum building will be ideal for showcasing the moving image in all its forms, ensuring the Museum's place—creatively, intellectually, and physically—as one of the great moving-image institutions of the world.

Museum of the Moving Image is grateful for the generous support of numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Museum receives vital annual funding from the City of New York through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Additional government support for operations is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Natural Heritage Trust (administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation). The Museum occupies a building owned by the City of New York.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (between 36 and 37 Streets), Astoria, NY 11106
Recorded Information Line: 718.784.0077

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