So I asked my daughter out of all the museums we have been to which one does she like the most. I asked this after our day long experience at the Museum of the Moving Image . She didn’t seem to enjoy it . Maybe it was the huge crowd of people (it was free all day) the long lines to see exhibits or that she really didn’t understand the history behind movie making and didn’t care how they’re made … I don’t know.
I enjoyed it. But then again I enjoy anything new.
She did however experience the Vintage documentary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called Montgomery to Memphis with Associate Producer, Richard Kaplan as the guest speaker. She enjoyed it because it was different from the films she watched in school. It was different from the documentaries I’ve seen in my lifetime. Original. It was 2 1/2 hrs long so we only stayed 45 min. but she got the just of it.
The vintage camcorders , stage lighting from 1982 and back,different types of Television sets from before she was born, Heck! before I was born surrounded us. We compared so many things from how television look now to how it looked then.
I think the only place she really enjoyed was the Green Hornet Tut’s Fever theater.
Anyway, I decided to ask her a coupla questions. An interview if you would. I got the idea to interview her from Shiny Brite blog.
Chris interviewed her 6 year old daughter and it wuz cute.
This interview however won’t be so cute. It’s through the eyes of a 9 year old turning 39 and I planned to ask at least one serious question. Let’s see how’s this goes:
What is your nick name?
What’s your favorite subject in school?
Science but we don’t do much of that in school so I like Math but I’m not really good at it.
(she continues to explain to me what math formula she learned that day)
What’s your favorite activity?
To be able to imagine and see new things I’ve never seen before. I just like seeing things….exploring!!! Yeah that’s it.
We’ve been to many museums in the past which one is your favorite?
I like Madame Tussaud’s museum. It was kewl!!
The museum with the pills was really kewl too …. And weird.
You mean the Fred Tomaselli exhibit in the Brooklyn museum? It’s important to me that you remember these artists.
Yeah that one. It was a lot of penises in the picture. How many penises do you need? HA HA!!
It was his perspective of the human body baby girl.(with a smirk)
Can you imagine him peeing??? It would squirt this way and that way….(she’s still laughing)
Yeah….. Moving on. What did you enjoy most about the Museum of the Moving Image?
I liked the movie theater where u pulled the cord, and the mummy comes out at you. That was fun! (I was right)
We went to the museum for Martin Luther King appreciation.
And you mentioned something while we were there do you remember what you said ?
Oh yeah… There was a lot of white people I didn’t see many black people.
How did that make you feel?
I feel like black people didn’t support Martin Luther King like we did. It made me feel like the last words he said before he died didn’t mean anything any more. I felt like people forgot what he did for us. …. Stupid people!
I see. What do you think about Cc’s kidz?
Uhhhh….. It’s a great experience???
No tell me what you really think about it.
Oh! I like it because I feel like a tourist traveling all over the world except for we are in one city.
Thanx Baby girl for the interview
Can you tuck me in now
Out of the mouths of Babes……
What’s your take on it?
I would Love to know.
Remember, Have Fun!!
I’ve never heard of the museum but it seems like it would be a lot of fun. Great post… as always.
You should make it there one day….. I think you’ll enjoy it.