This month, Museum Films is excited to bring the international film festival experience to Oklahoma City! Throughout September, we will be showcasing a hand-picked selection of films from this year’s outstanding Berlinale Forum. The Berlin Film Festival’s most experimental section, Forum is dedicated to exploring emerging trends in world cinema, innovative approaches to narrative and documentary filmmaking, and vital personal and political themes.
Museum Films’ Forum showcase includes two internationally acclaimed independent films—Josephine Decker’s vibrant, expressionistic Madeline’s Madeline, and Ricky D’Ambrose’s coolly enigmatic Notes on an Appearance—that represent exciting new possibilities for low-budget filmmaking in the US and beyond. We’ve also included two ingenious European sports documentaries—Julien Faraut’s John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection and Infinite Football from Romanian New Wave Master Corneliu Porumboiu. These experimental non-fiction films expand outward from their nominal subjects to encompass philosophical meditations on the nature of art, politics, space and time. We’re pleased to offer all current OKCMOA Film Society members free admission to Infinite Football and Notes on an Appearance.
A swoon-worthy hybrid of food movie and tender love triangle that moves between Germany and Jerusalem, The Cakemaker extends our cinematic celebration of Berlin, while a trio of festival favorites shifts our geographic focus to Japan. Newly-minted Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda weaves an atmospheric tale of guilt and uncertainty in Venice Film Festival official selection, The Third Murder; while visionary Japanese animator Masaaki Yuasa returns with Kyoto-set romantic comedy, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. A Sundance 2018 premiere, Kusama—Infinity chronicles the fascinating life and career of top-selling female artist Yayoi Kusama.
Also from Sundance, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist offers an intimate portrait of another groundbreaking female artist, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. It’s the ideal cinematic companion to OKCMOA’s current featured exhibition Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper, which runs through September 9.
Our September schedule closes with the return of a perennial audience favorite, the Manhattan Short Film Festival, which gives film lovers around the world the chance to serve as festival jurors. This year’s nine finalists were selected from over 1500 submissions and hail from eight different countries. We can’t wait to share them with you!
Click to view and print the September 2018 Film Schedule + Calendar. Printed film schedules will also be available in the theater lobby.
We look forward to seeing you soon!