The Newport Art Museum will present two Film Screenings & Workshops with the Providence Children’s Film Festival this April.

The two events will take place during April School Vacation and are a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to keep young ones artfully engaged during their break from school. These events mark the fourth time the Museum has partnered with the popular Providence Children’s Film Festival to bring high quality family films to delight and inspire viewers of all ages.  Each event takes place in the historic Griswold House, the main building on the three-building campus of the Newport Art Museum at76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Tickets to the films for Museum members are $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and for non-members is $10 for adults and $7 for youth.

Registration fees for each workshop vary and are available at Advanced reservations recommended as space is limited.

Friday, April 13  |  6 pm
The Newport Art Museum is pleased to welcome this award winning film to Newport. The therapeutic power of storytelling is at the forefront of this genre-defying documentary.

Swaziland is a tiny country with the world’s highest HIV infection rate. A tragic consequence are the estimated 200,000 orphans now needing care, many traumatized beyond just losing their parents. At one orphanage, healing takes place through collective story-writing borne from the children’s personal experiences. The result is the powerful story of Liyana, a brave and determined girl who sets out to save her abducted twin brothers from many forms of peril.

Let’s Get Animated Screening & Workshop
Saturday, April 14  |  1:30 pm

Our world is richly infused with opportunities for discovery and revelation. Join us for a curated collection of pint sized works of art from around the world that are sure to challenge, delight and inspire.

Following the films, put your inspiration to work in our studios and digital lab at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies! Create your own lead character and learn the foundational skills of stop motion animation with our digital instructor, Dan Smith. This 90-minute workshop begins at 3 pm and is limited to 15 youth. Workshop registration is $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members.

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