Free Family Day: Adventure
Sat, May 9, 2020
Drop-in 12:00 – 4:00 pm
UICA Members: Free
Film: Eleanor’s Secret
Showtime: 12:30 pm
From Academy Award-nominated director Dominique Monfery comes a sumptuously animated adventure about a magic library where characters from classic children's books come alive.
Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat's parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical - the books are all original editions of classic fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Peter Pan and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.
Studio Activities: Mapmaking & storytelling
After the film screening, visit The Galleries at UICA and explore the works on view, then head to The Studio to bring inspirations from the A Beautiful Struggle exhibition to life. Using supplies available, guests will create a map filled with adventure and stories.
Docent-led Tours of Translating Valence and A Beautiful Struggle throughout the day.
This program is free and open to the public and begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 9 in the UICA theater, studio, and galleries. Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 4:00 pm to explore and create.