Enter the New Global Modernism: On Edward Yang’s Taipei Story (1985)

Around the mid-1980s, Asia began to emerge as a significant rival to Europe in the production of art cinema of the highest quality. In the Middle East, Iran witnessed the emergence of a new generation of post-Revolution filmmakers led by the comparatively experimental work of Abbas Kiarostami, who got his start before the Revolution, and by the younger,… Learn More

New Roof Terrace Menu

It’s a new season on the Roof Terrace and in addition to several new bands and new lights we’ve got a great new menu rolling out for tonight’s opening! Food Complimentary Chips and Salsa Antipasto Plate $15 Fruit and Cheese Plate $15 Dip Sampler $12 Cocktails Okie Iced Tea $8 Stillhouse Peach Tea Whiskey, simple… Learn More

Slowly Slips Away: The Body and Time in The Death of Louis XIV (2016)

The preeminent feature of Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra’s (b.: 1975) cinema is the human body. Set among the mythic figures of Western civilization, both fictional and historical—from Sancho Panza and Count Dracula to Casanova, the three Magi, and now the “Sun King,” France’s Louis XIV—Serra’s films place special emphasis on the physical, bodily presence of… Learn More

Tragedy into Form, Form as Cultural Expression: On Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

By 1939, in the work of Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956), the cinema achieved a measure of formal brilliance and complexity that it has very rarely matched, and still hasn’t surpassed, in the nearly eighty years since. With The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939), which is often considered the pinnacle of the director’s prewar career, and… Learn More

How the Egg Hatched: A Family's Three Generations of Omelette Party Enthusiasts Share their Story in the Event's 33rd Year.

The 33rd Annual Omelette Party is underway at OKCMOA with décor planning, chef preparations, art raffle creations, and ticket buyers enthusiastically preparing their costumes and rallying friends for this year’s themed event, Viva Las V-EGG-as. As the third decade of OKCMOA’s beloved tradition nears, so does the enthusiasm of three generations of the Farris/Cunningham family—longstanding… Learn More

Film Society FAQ

OKCMOA wants Film Society membership to be as simple as possible for new and current members. We hope these answers to common questions help you with your decision to be part of this new and exciting film community in OKC!    What is Film Society? Film Society is an enhancement to your annual membership at the… Learn More

67th Berlin International Film Festival: The Other Side of Hope, Mr. Long, Bright Nights, On the Beach at Night Alone, El mar la mar, Ghost in the Mountains

In its sixty-seventh year, the Berlinale, or Berlin International Film Festival, continues to function as one of the better barometers for the current climate of world cinema. It is in Berlin, after all, that X-Men universe blockbusters (Logan) and generations-late sequels (T2 Trainspotting)–I didn’t happen to see either–receive their international, red-carpet premieres, next to ethnographic… Learn More