Approaching movies as an active viewing experience, staff in the Cinema Arts Program view the projection screen as a portal to investigation. We engage with filmmakers who create works that inspire the imagination and instigate conversation. Animation, documentary, poetic observations, and abstract visuals serve a broad spectrum of curious audiences while blending the methods and aesthetics of artists and scientists. Through our programming, we aim to provide an opportunity for visitors to explore the compelling people, places, and ideas that extend through the museum and beyond. Our collection of films and events offer a rich resource for public audiences, and also provide an important research collection for both our teaching programs and exhibit development teams.
The Cinema Arts Program is active on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons; it also collaborates with our galleries and with community partners year round. Read more about the cinema arts and other arts program staff.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Drawn from StoryCorps’ animation series, this program relates family members’ affection for—and struggles with—one other; life-changing friendships; and a couple considering the power of their relationship in the face of mortality.
Filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto spotlight a local battle over land that changed the American landscape forever in Rebels with a Cause, a stunningly beautiful documentary narrated by Academy Award–winning actress Frances McDormand.