Museum Films’ October lineup features intimate documentary portraits of David Bowie and Louis Armstrong, blood-curdling new films from horror masters David Cronenberg and Dario Argento, a restored 60s classic, a pair of beautifully acted family dramas, and a retrospective series of short and feature films by celebrated Iranian artist and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, the subject of OKCMOA’s new exhibition Beyond the Frame.
Thurs., Sept. 29 @ 7 pm | Fri., Sept. 30 @ 5 pm | Sat., Oct. 1 @ 5 pm | Sun., Oct. 2 @ 12:30 pm
Film lovers unite in over 400 venues around the globe to view, judge and celebrate a new crop of extraordinary short films, when the 25th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens in OKCMOA’s Noble Theater.
Fri., Sept. 30 @ 8 pm | Sat., Oct. 1 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 2 @ 3:30 pm | Thurs., Oct. 6 @ 7 pm | Sat., Oct. 8 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 9 @ 12:30 & 3:15 pm
A kaleidoscopic weave of rare archival performances and candid interviews, this visually dazzling portrait of David Bowie from Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen immerses us in the restless starman’s singular galaxy of music, art, and identity.
Sat., Oct. 8 @ 5:30 pm | New 4K restoration!
Widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema, Czech New Wave filmmaker Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women who rebel against their ‘spoiled’ world by embarking on a spree of gluttony and anarchic mischief.
Sat., Oct. 15 @ 2 pm | Presented with an introduction by film scholar Godfrey Cheshire
Set in Tuscany and starring Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell, Kiarostami’s first fiction feature made outside of his native Iran is a luminous and thought-provoking romance in which nothing is as it appears.
Sat., Oct. 15 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 16 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
Animated by Vicky Krieps’ (Bergman Island) incandescent lead performance, the new drama from award-winning French actor and director Mathieu Amalric (The Blue Room) is an elegant, haunting and deeply moving meditation on the mysteries of love, loss and human connection.
Thurs., Oct. 20 @ 7:30 pm
Kiarostami’s final, posthumously completed film makes playful use of digital technology to visualize the moments before and after a series of twenty-four still images.
Fri., Oct. 21 | 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Oct. 22 @ 2 & 5:30 pm | Sun., Oct. 23 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
In a windswept Irish fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. Oscar-nominated actress Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves) stars in this sweeping drama from A24 and acclaimed filmmakers Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits).
Sat., Oct. 22 @ 8 pm | Masters of Horror
Screening just in time for Halloween, this darkly thrilling new film from body-horror master David Cronenberg envisions a nightmarish near-future where humans adapt to their synthetic surroundings by transforming their bodies into art. Starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux.
Thurs., Oct. 27 @ 7:30 pm
A selection of Abbas Kiarostami’s early short films about the lives and education of children. The program features: The Bread and Alley (1970, 10 min.); Breaktime (1972, 11 min.); So Can I (1975, 4 min.); Two Solutions for One Problem (1975, 4 min.); The Colors (1976, 15 min.); How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting (1977, 7 min.); Tribute to the Teachers (1977, 20 min.)
Fri., Oct. 28 | 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Oct. 29 @ 2 & 5:30 pm | Sun., Oct. 30 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
Drawing on Louis Armstrong’s audio diaries, documentarian Sacha Jenkins revisits the music and reappraises the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer.
Sat., Oct. 29 @ 8 pm | Masters of Horror
After losing her sight in a horrific accident, a young woman teams up with an orphaned boy to catch a serial killer stalking the streets of Rome in this lean, blood-soaked and unexpectedly poignant new film from the king of Italian giallo thrillers, Dario Argento.
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.