Museum Films’ October schedule showcases beautifully restored classics, and acclaimed new releases fresh from the New York and Toronto Film Festivals. Join us in the Noble Theater for the final week of Manhattan Short, a riveting Australian thriller, rarely seen Japanese masterworks, Errol Morris’s intimate portrait of spy novelist John le Carré, a 40th-anniversary re-release of the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, and, just in time for Halloween, a curated series of iconic monster movies.
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., Sept. 28 @ 7 pm | Fri., Sept. 29 @ 5 & 8 pm | Sat., Sept. 30 @ 2, 5, & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 1 @ 12:30 & 3:30 pm | Thurs., Oct. 5 @ 7 pm | Fri., Oct. 6 @ 5 pm | Sat., Oct. 7 @ 2 pm | Sun., Oct. 8 @ 12:30 pm
One of our favorite annual traditions, the Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at OKCMOA through October 8! Join more than 100,000 film lovers across the country and around the world as they unite to view, judge, and celebrate a new crop of extraordinary short films.
Fri., Oct. 6 @ 8 pm | Sat., Oct. 7 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 8 @ 3:30 pm
Based on a true story, this riveting film from award-winning Australian director Kitty Green follows a pair of cash-strapped Canadian backpackers (Julia Garner & Jessica Henwick) who face unruly locals and escalating menace after taking temporary bartending jobs in an Outback mining town.
Thurs., Oct. 12 @ 7:30 pm | Sat., Oct. 14 @ 5:30 pm | Fever Dreams of Youth: Two Films by Shinji Sômai
Making its long-awaited debut in US theaters, this anarchic 1980s teen caper from beloved Japanese filmmaker Shinji Sômai follows three high-school students on a madcap quest to rescue their school bully after he’s kidnapped by the yakuza.
Sat., Oct. 14 @ 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 15 @ 12:30 pm | Fever Dreams of Youth: Two Films by Shinji Sômai
Voted the 10th best Japanese film of all time in the prestigious Kinema Junpo poll, this wildly compelling and profoundly influential landmark of 1980s teen cinema chronicles five tempestuous days in the life of a group of junior high-school students marooned in their school gymnasium during a storm.
Sat., Oct. 14 @ 2 pm | Sun., Oct. 15 @ 3 pm | Art-House Expanded
Unfolding across a single day in the lives of three women whose paths cross in a leafy Tokyo suburb, writer-director Yui Kiyohara’s lyrical second feature is an exquisitely unconventional meditation on the fragility of time, happiness, and love.
Thurs., Oct. 19 @ 7:30 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
Bela Lugosi gives a hypnotic, genre-defining performance as Count Dracula in Todd Browning’s atmospheric adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale.
Fri., Oct. 20 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Oct. 21 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 22 @ 12:30 pm
Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell — better known as John le Carré, author of such classic espionage novels as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Fri., Oct. 20 @ 8 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
Still unnerving to this day, James Whale’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff’s legendary, frightening performance as the monster.
Sat., Oct. 21 @ 5:30 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
Eccentric, darkly funny, and meticulously crafted, James Whale’s follow-up to his 1931 classic Frankenstein sees the mad scientist attempt to create an undead mate for Karloff’s monster.
Sun., Oct. 22 @ 3 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
Boris Karloff gives a haunting performance as a resurrected Egyptian mummy searching for the reincarnation of his lost love in Karl Freund’s eerie and richly atmospheric horror tale.
Thurs., Oct. 26 @ 7:30 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
Returning home to his father’s fog-shrouded Welsh castle, a young nobleman (Lon Chaney Jr.) undergoes an unsettling transformation after being attacked by a mysterious creature in this influential cinematic take on the werewolf myth.
Fri., Oct. 27 @ 5:30 & 8 pm | Sat., Oct. 28 @ 2 & 8 pm | Sun., Oct. 29 @ 12:30 & 3 pm | New 40th anniversary restoration!
Regarded as one of the greatest concert films of all time, Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense was filmed over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983, and features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.
Sat. Oct., 28 @ 5:30 pm | Universal Classic Monsters
James Whale’s adaptation of H. G. Wells’ 1897 science-fiction novel features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains in the title role.