From Susan Haley of Oregon Film Commission:
On Sunday, March 14 families are invited to the Portland Art Museum to enjoy a free afternoon of Celebrating Film presented by the Northwest Film Center. This blockbuster event will reel in the family fun with do it yourself animation, interactive play spaces, improvisational theater games, film screenings, kid-friendly food, and motion themed-gallery tours.
Activities take place throughout the day from 12-5 p.m.
Northwest Film Center faculty will be teaching kids of all ages the principles of motion using zoetropes and thaumatropes, which spin and whirl simple drawings into animated moving images.
Visitors can also make their own flipbook, play with digitally projected butterflies, and help create the soundtrack for a 1960s Japanese monster movie, live on stage, with the group Filmusik.
For those interested in acting for the camera, Oregon Children’s Theater will be leading high energy interactive theater games such as Zip, Zap, Zop!, Whoosh I am a Tree, and Complaint Counter.
Outdoors in the Museum’s sculpture court, families can enjoy snacks from food and beverage carts or head in with their snacks to watch kid-created films and shorts from local filmmakers in the Fields Ballroom.
In the Museum’s permanent collection galleries families can take docent led tours throughout the day that focus on the photographic lens.