Escape the summer heat and join us in the Noble Theater for acclaimed new releases, fascinating documentaries, and modern classics! Our August lineup features the poetic Sundance drama Earth Mama; rarely seen Hungarian masterworks; stunning new restorations of Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt and Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy; a 30th anniversary re-release of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused; and nonfiction deep-dives into the histories of books, baseball, sculpture, and indie rock.
As always, OKCMOA Film Society Members (including Fellow, Friend, and Sustainer members) receive $5 tickets to Museum Films screenings. To learn more about joining the Film Society, visit: https://www.okcmoa.com/filmsociety
Visit OKCMOA’s Museum Store x Ganache during regular Museum hours for a variety of beverages to enjoy during film screenings.
Thurs., Aug. 3 @ 7:30 pm
Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Berlin Film Festival, the stunning new film from acclaimed German writer-director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Transit) is a deceptively breezy, yet emotionally layered tale of creative and romantic insecurities set against the backdrop of a seaside town threatened by encroaching wildfires.
Fri., Aug. 4 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Aug. 5 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Aug. 6 @ 12:30 pm | Thurs. Aug. 10 @ 7:30 pm | New 60th anniversary restoration!
Screening in a stunning 60th anniversary restoration, Jean-Luc Godard’s sun-soaked, behind-the-scenes drama charts the marital breakdown between a screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigitte Bardot) on an Italian film set.
Sat., Aug. 5 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Aug. 6 @ 3 pm
A lively ode to the pleasures of books and reading, this engaging new documentary follows the world-renowned Italian scholar and novelist Umberto Eco on a tour of his extraordinary 50,000-volume personal library.
Fri., Aug. 11 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Aug. 12 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Aug. 13 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
An acclaimed highlight of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Savanah Leaf’s lyrical debut feature follows Gia, a pregnant single mother with two children in foster care, as she embraces her Bay Area community and fights to reclaim her family.
Thurs., Aug. 17 @ 7:30 pm | Art-House Expanded
An award-winner for its spectral long-take cinematography, this rediscovered Hungarian masterpiece from Béla Tarr-collaborator György Fehér follows a seasoned homicide detective on an obsessive hunt for a serial killer. New 4K restoration!
Fri., Aug. 18 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Aug. 19 @ 2 pm | Sun., Aug. 20 @ 12:30 pm
Screening in conjunction with OKCMOA’s blockbuster sculpture exhibition True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism, this immersive and fascinating documentary from Exhibition on Screen investigates the life, work and legacy of the great Renaissance sculptor and painter Michelangelo.
Fri., Aug. 18 @ 8 pm | Sat., Aug. 19 @ 5:30 & 8:15 pm | Sun., Aug. 20 @ 3 pm | New 20th anniversary restoration!
A gloriously twisted tale of violence, revenge and long-buried secrets, Park Chan-wook’s cult masterpiece returns to theaters for the first time in 20 years, restored and remastered in stunning 4K.
Thurs., Aug. 24 @ 7 pm | Art-House Expanded
Voted one of the best films of the 2000s by Film Comment magazine, this towering long-take masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Béla Tarr observes the unsettling changes that take hold in a small Hungarian village after the arrival of a mysterious traveling circus. New 4K restoration!
Fri., Aug. 25 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Aug. 26 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Aug. 27 @ 12:30 pm | 30th anniversary re-release
Returning to theaters in a special 30th anniversary re-release, this critically acclaimed cult favorite, written and directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood), explores the last day of school – and one wild night – in the lives of high school students in 1976.
Fri., Aug. 25 @ 8 pm | Sat., Aug. 26 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Aug. 27 @ 3 pm
Drawing on intimate interviews and rare performance footage, this kaleidoscopic documentary offers a definitive inside look at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., the ’90s rock collective that launched Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo, Elf Power and other bands.
Sat., Aug. 12 @ 5:30 pm | Thurs., Aug. 31 @ 7:30 pm | Encore Screening!
From director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI) and executive producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Summer of Soul), this revelatory new documentary draws on rare archival materials and never-before-seen interviews to offer an essential look at Black American history through the lens of the national pastime.