Opening June 15!
Watermelon Magic is a feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon! When Sylvie’s magical wand breaks, her mother comforts her by planting a tray of seeds. As Sylvie begins to water the plants she witnesses the seedlings come to life in the greenhouse and deeply connects with the tiny plants she is growing. She takes ownership over this heartfelt project and builds her very own garden in the fields of her family’s farm. This delightful sequence includes building a fence and painting a colorful sign to accompany the plants as they start to flower and change form into a fruit. Over the course of the summer, Sylvie is filled with pride as the watermelons swell to enormous size. During these months, Sylvie learns that she does not need a wand to experience magic because it can be found in nature. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie is faced with the realization that her watermelons must be taken to market and sold! How will she give up the beautiful plants she grew from seeds?
Watermelon Magic effortlessly illustrates elementary scientific concepts centered on the benefits of growing your own food starting with a few seeds in the backyard. This compelling and fun movie employs a very unique style filmmakers created by assembling high resolution digital still images with a combination of time-lapse, shutter-burst and freeze frame techniques which set a rhythm and pace more akin to an animated film than traditional live-action. Through humor and drama, audiences experience the challenges and rewards from farm-to-table and community supported agriculture.
Sylvie's story and the film's shorter run-time (30 minutes) is specifically geared toward the Science Center's youngest guests! Enjoy this big screen farm field trip!
|July 22||1 & 3 p.m.|
|July 23-28||11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.|
|July 29||1 & 3 p.m.|
|July 30-31||11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.|
|August 1-4||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|
|August 5||1 p.m.|
|August 6-11||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|
|August 12||1 p.m.|
|August 13-18||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|
|August 19||1 p.m.|
|August 20-25||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|
|August 26||1 p.m.|
|August 27-29||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|
|August 30||1 p.m.|
|August 31||11 a.m. & 1 p.m.|