Saturday Cinema: Experimental Films for Kids

Saturday, May 23, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

Here at the Exploratorium, we declare that experimental cinema is nothing to be afraid of—and have put together a program to prove it! A family-friendly introduction to the mind-expanding potential of alternative cinema, this program features seminal works from the history of avant-garde filmmaking as well as recent films highlighting technological and narrative innovations. Be a part of the experiment and join us for a playfully challenging viewing experience.


Free Radicals (1958, 4 min.) by Len Lye
Sour Death Balls (1992, 5 min.) by Jessica Yu
Lost and Found (2007, 3 min.) by Jeff Scher

Saturday Cinema is a core weekly program that captures the ideas which animate the Exploratorium. We highlight works that blend observation, poetry, and surrealism, and celebrate films that utilize unique, handcrafted processes. Appropriate for all ages and mediated by cinema arts staff, these screenings encourage the viewer to respond to the works and join a dialogue with the viewing community