In December, Museum Films celebrates the season with a series of classic holiday films from the 1940s. This month’s lineup also features festival award-winners, immersive art documentaries, new cult classics, and a look back at the most innovative films of the decade. Our Kiarostami retrospective continues with a selection of fascinating shorts and features produced in the years following the Iranian revolution.
Join us every Saturday afternoon in the Noble Theater for a series of timeless classics from the golden age of the Hollywood Christmas film!
Fri., Dec. 2 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Dec. 3 @ 8 pm | Sun., Dec. 4 @ 12:30 pm
One of the best reviewed films of the year, Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells’ remarkable feature debut recalls a father and daughter’s journey to a Turkish seaside resort.
Fri., Dec. 2 @ 8 pm | Encore screening!
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Östlund’s bold satire sets a group of ultra-wealthy vacationers adrift on a doomed luxury cruise.
Sat., Dec. 3 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Dec. 4 @ 3 pm | Awards Season Preview
Winner of Best International Feature at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, this visually striking drama follows an elderly Bolivian couple whose traditional way of life is threatened by a severe drought.
Fri., Dec. 9 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Dec. 10 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Dec. 11 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
This acclaimed and immersive new documentary from Exhibition on Screen explores the life and art of the influential American painter Edward Hopper.
Fri., Dec. 9 @ 8 pm | Sat., Dec. 10 @ 8 pm | The New Cult Classics
Martika Ramirez Escobar’s surreal, award-winning first feature transports a retired screenwriter of Filipino action films into the story of one of her own unfinished scripts.
Fri., Dec. 16 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Dec. 17 @ 8 pm | Sun., Dec. 18 @ 3 pm | Awards Season Preview
This powerful new documentary from Oscar–winning director Laura Poitras chronicles the life and work of famed artist Nan Goldin, including her protests against the makers of OxyContin.
Fri., Dec. 16 @ 8 pm | Sat., Dec. 17 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Dec. 18 @ 12:30 pm | Awards Season Preview
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize, Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski’s mesmerizing, Bresson-inspired drama follows a donkey named EO as he journeys across contemporary Europe.
Fri., Dec. 23 @ 7 pm | The New Cult Classics
A record-setting blockbuster, S.S. Rajamouli’s joyously over-the-top three-hour epic imagines a meeting between two real-life revolutionaries who helped lead India’s fight for independence.
Fri., Dec. 30 @ 7 pm | One night only!
The new installment of Mark Cousins’ epic cine-essay offers an astute and inspiring look back at the films that pushed the boundaries of cinematic style, narrative and technology over the past decade.
Presented in conjunction with OKCMOA’s multimedia exhibition Kiarostami: Beyond the Frame, this retrospective film series spans award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s nearly five-decade career. | Tickets to Kiarostami Film Retrospective screenings are FREE for OKCMOA members and with same-day museum or Art After 5 admission.
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
Tickets to Kiarostami Film Retrospective screenings are free for OKCMOA members and with same-day museum or Art After 5 admission. Visit the admissions desk or the theater box office to purchase tickets.