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Holiday Family Programs at Museum of the Moving Image

Daily matinees of 'kubo and the two strings' accompanied by family workshops, and special screenings of Martin Scorsese's 'hugo' OFFERED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


Winter recess family programs and holiday hours from December 24, 2016-January 2, 2017.

Please note the following holiday hours: In addition to regular hours, the Museum will be open Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27, and Monday, January 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended hours on Wednesday, December 28, and Thursday, December 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. On December 24, the Museum will close early at 4:00 p.m. and on December 31, at 5:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on December 25.

Astoria, Queens, New York, December 16, 2016-For families this holiday season, Museum of the Moving Image will present daily matinees of the beautiful Japanese folklore-inspired animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings accompanied by "Winter Warrior" family workshops from December 26, 2016, through January 2, 2017 (except on December 25, when the Museum will be closed). In addition, as part of a comprehensive Martin Scorsese retrospective, the Museum will present two screenings of Hugo, the director's acclaimed 3-D live action feature based on Brian Selznick's beloved graphic novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret on December 24 and 30. Selznick will introduce the Saturday, December 24, screening.

All screenings will be presented in the Redstone Theater. Tickets are $15 adults / $11 seniors and students (ages 18+), $7 youth (ages 3-17). Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum's galleries. Advance tickets are available online at movingimage.us. Workshop participation is free with Museum admission.

SCHEDULE OF FAMILY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS, DECEMBER 24, 2016-JANUARY 2, 2017.


Hugo (in 3-D)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2:30 P.M. Introduced by Brian Selznick
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 3:00 P.M.
Dir. Martin Scorsese. 2011. 126 mins. Dolby Digital 3-D. Rated-PG. With Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz. Martin Scorsese's first feature designed for family audiences is a treat for all lovers of cinema. His adaptation of Brian Selznick's magical graphic novel about the friendship between a young boy and Georges Méliès, one of the inventors of cinema, is a love letter to the art form that uses the new technology of digital 3-D filmmaking to celebrate the birth of movies. Recommended for ages 8+

Winter Warrior Family Workshop
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26-MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 11:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. DAILY
Participate in creative activities inspired by Kubo and the Two Strings, including character design, origami, animating a samurai scene, and more. Drop by or stay all day in this workshop for young visitors and families. Recommended for ages 5+, accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission.

Kubo and The Two Strings
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 12:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 & SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 12:00 P.M.
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 12:30 P.M.
Dir. Travis Knight. 2016, 101 mins. DCP. With the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei. The latest stop-motion animation marvel from LAIKA (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) is inspired by Japanese folklore. A young boy named Kubo leads a peaceful existence, making origami characters come to life for his village. But his life is turned upside down when he unwittingly summons a spirit from his past who is intent on igniting an ancient family feud. Recommended for ages 7+


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