In September, Museum Films celebrates National Hispanic Heritage month with a series of acclaimed new releases from Spain and Latin America. This month’s lineup also features an animated rock opera, a poetic WWI drama, a soul-stirring Sundance romance, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut in stunning 4K, an exclusive Film Society event marking the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, and the return of the Manhattan Short Film Festival!
Fri., Sept. 2 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Sept. 3 @ 8 pm
Already a strong contender for the 2023 Best Animated Feature Oscar, this epic rock opera from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl) tells the story of a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.
Fri., Sept. 2 @ 8 pm | Sat., Sept. 3 @ 5 pm | Sun., Sept 4 @ 3 pm
From celebrated British writer-director Terence Davies (A Quiet Passion), Benediction is a lyrical portrait of the esteemed English poet Siegfried Sassoon, a WWI hero, closeted gay man and conscientious objector who sought solace and salvation in art, family, spirituality and clandestine romance.
Sat., Sept. 3 @ 2 pm | Sun., Sept 4 @ 12:30 pm
A beloved short film hero makes his big-screen debut in this celebrated indie blockbuster, a hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners from actress Jenny Slate, director Dean Fleischer-Camp, and A24.
Thurs., Sept. 8 @ 7 pm | Fri., Sept. 9 @ 7:30 pm | Sat., Sept. 10 @ 2 & 7:30 pm | New 4K restoration!
Screening in a dazzling, director-supervised 4K restoration, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is the definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic.
Fri., Sept. 9 @ 5:30 pm | Sat., Sept. 10 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Sept. 11 @ 12:30 & 3 pm
Featuring revelatory performances from Dale Dickey and Oklahoma-born actor Wes Studi, this delicately crafted Sundance gem tells a soul-stirring tale of music, memory, and loves lost and found.
Thurs., Sept. 15 @ 7:30 pm | Fri., Sept. 16 @ 5:30 pm | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
A withdrawn 40-year-old woman believed to possess mystical healing powers begins to push back against the repressive conventions of her village community in this luminous Costa Rican drama.
Fri., Sept. 16 @ 8 pm | Sat., Sept. 17 @ 5:30 pm | Sun., Sept. 18 @ 3 pm | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
A business owner crosses a series of professional and ethical lines in pursuit of a coveted government prize in this Goya Award-winning Spanish satire starring Oscar winner Javier Bardem.
Sat., Sept. 17 @ 2 pm | Sun., Sept. 18 @ 12:30 pm | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Acting at Sundance 2022, Teresa Sánchez gives a mesmerizing performance as a Mexican businesswoman struggling to save her family-owned tequila factory.
Sat., Sept. 17 @ 8 pm | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Immersed in the alternately harsh and beautiful terrain of contemporary La Paz, Bolivia, this hypnotic experimental drama meditates on the powerful links between mind, body and place.
Thurs., Sept. 22 @ 6 pm | Free and exclusive to Film Society members
Join the OKCMOA Film Society for a special 50th anniversary screening and discussion of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic mafia masterpiece, The Godfather. The film will be presented on 35mm with a special introduction from its associate producer, Oscar and Emmy award winner Gray Frederickson.
Fri., Sept. 23 @ 5 & 8 pm | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 2, 5 & 8 pm | Sun., Sept. 25 @ 12:30 & 3:30 pm | Thurs. Sept. 29 @ 7 pm | Additional dates and show times coming soon!
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, September 23-October 2.
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