The arts institution will add more children's and sensory-friendly events throughout the year.
The Zoom: Family Film Festival has long been a draw at the Wexner Center for the Arts. This year, instead of a weekend of kid-friendly movies, the initiative will grow to include more year-round programming.
The Family Film Festival, a weekend-long cinematic showcase that began in 2003, will take place on one day, Dec. 8, this year. Fear not: The event still will feature a free cereal-and-pajama party at 9 a.m., followed by a lineup of Kid Flicks from around the world. (This year’s titles have not yet been announced.) Free crafts and activities will be offered at 11 a.m., followed by feature-length movie screenings and a free ice cream social at 2 p.m. All movie tickets are $4.
The Wexner Center also announced it will add more family-friendly programming throughout the year under the Zoom umbrella. Families can look for the Zoom logo to find events appropriate for school-age (and older) children. Existing events such as the free Super Sunday series will fall under Zoom, and more movies will be shown for younger audiences. Sensory-friendly shows will become a regular offering.
In all, about a dozen Zoom-related events are expected annually, including:“The Emperor’s Nightingale” by Czech animator Jiří Trnka will be screened Dec. 1. Slingsby Theatre Company from Australia will perform an adaptation of “The Young King” by Oscar Wilde. Four shows will be held May 18-19, with a sensory-friendly performance at 1 p.m. May 19.
Find upcoming Zoom programming at wexarts.org/series/zoom.