Picture This: Classic Children's Books on Film

6/29/14 to 8/10/14

Picture This gathers over twenty animated shorts from the BAM/PFA Collection that were adapted from beloved picture books by Ezra Jack Keats, Leo Lionni, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Dr. Seuss, Rosemary Wells, and more. Join us for four Sunday matinees this summer to discover these charming films and to hear from local children's book authors and illustrators.

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  • Idle Time

    • Sunday, August 10 3:30 pm

    Author/illustrator Lea Lyon and author Teri Sloat in person. Today's compilation contemplates the wonders and reveries that only idle time can evoke, with stories based on Ezra Jack Keats, Pete Seeger, William Steig, Rosemary Wells, and others. (57 mins)

  • Sustainable Stories

    • Sunday, July 20 3:30 pm

    Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven in person. Becoming harmonious with our environment is at the heart of these works based on Tomie dePaola, Dr. Seuss, William Steig, and others. (62 mins)

  • My Other Self

    • Sunday, July 13 3:30 pm

    Author/illustrator Julie Downing in person. Are we ever exactly what we want to be? Could we be someone else, someone better, or even just someone exuberantly untamed? Find possible answers in animated films based on books by Mwenye Hadithi, Jack Kent, Rudyard Kipling, Maurice Sendak, and others. (57 mins)

  • Take Aways

    • Sunday, June 29 3:30 pm

    Free Admission: BAM/PFA Family Day. Author/illustrator Christy Hale in person. These short animated films-films based on books by Leo Lionni, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Tomi Ungerer, and more-explore trust, collaboration, difference, and the unexpected. (67 mins)