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Spark! Film Fest Family Drop in Day

For Release: SUNDAY, May 15, from 12 – 4 pm

Akron, Ohio, April 26, 2011 — The Akron Art Museum and Akron Film Fest invite parents to bring their young film connoisseurs to the museum on SUNDAY, May 15, from 12 – 4 pm to enjoy an afternoon of engaging, high-quality family films in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium.

If you need a break from the regular family offerings at your local multiplex, bring the family to the museum’s Spark! Family Film Fest for a variety of fresh features. The event will begin with a collection of cool, zany and funny shorts from the New York International Children’s Film Fest (NYICFF). Spark! will also feature a performance by local band ShiSho, comprised of sisters Vivian and Midge Ramone of Kent. Just 14 and 10 years old respectively, these young musicians will wow you with their wacky lyrics and sophisticated sound. Finally, the fest will conclude with a special selection of films curated by the expert eyes at Akron Film.

Spark! is a co-production of Akron Film and the Akron Art Museum. This event is free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:00 pm: Kid Flix Party Mix curated by New York International Children’s Film Fest
1:45 pm: Shi-Sho performs in front of a funky screen of super 8 film footage
3:15 pm: Sparktastic Kid Friendly Shorts Program curated by Akron Film

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery and Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday as well as major holidays
Café Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 7:30 pm
Library Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (12 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. On the first Sunday of every month, individual admissions to the collection are FREE. Special exhibitions may require paid admission. No tours available on these days.

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Phone: 330.376.9186 x229

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