Saturday Cinema: Luminous Stories

Saturday, December 11, 2021 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Free with museum admission—and it's always free for Daytime members. Just bring your membership card and ID.

All Ages

In recognition of Glow: Discover the Art of Light and in celebration of the holidays, these animations capture winter’s cool gleam and the heart’s warm glow.


The Arctic by Wenting Zhu (2018, 3 min.)
This film captures crystallization, revealing radiant growth patterns of different salts. It serves as a reminder of the “stunning beauty of the ice worlds.” Produced by Yan Liang, founder of Beauty of Science. 

White Out by Jeffrey Scher (2007, 3 min.)
Composed of more than 2,000 individual watercolor paintings animated into a celebratory world of winter play. “Snow is particularly joyful in how it transforms everything it covers.” Music by Shay Lynch.

Candle by Evelien Lohbeck (2008, 1 min.)
This brief, yet delightfully inventive animation, comes to life with unexpected and magical results.

The Arctic Fox by Annlin Chao (2016, 9 min.)
This award-winning animation follows the story of an Arctic fox who longs for home and escapes from a zoo.  We accompany this beautiful creature as it moves from urban landscapes into the wild. Music by Ying Chih Chen.

The Boy Who Loved the Moon by Rino Alaimo (2015, 7 min.)
An allegorical story of an imaginative, lonely boy who sets out on a series of adventures in search of the moon’s warm glow. Narrated by Timothy Block with music by Stefano Barone.


Photo from The Arctic Fox. Courtesy of Annlin Chao.