Museum Films in July 2019

July at Museum Films means the return one of our most perennially popular programs, French Film Week! From Paris to Provence, this year’s edition features a diverse lineup of recently restored gems, crowd-pleasing hits and festival favorites. We are excited to preview many of these films in advance of their official US premieres, including delightful medical school comedy The Freshmen and star-studded adoption drama In Safe Hands. We’re also proud to host the regional premiere of acclaimed new release Coincoin and the Extra-Humans, a surrealistic four-part television series that is rivaled in its strangeness and personal authorial commitment only by Twin Peaks: The Return. One regularly priced ticket gets viewers into all four parts, with introductions before both days of programming by director of curatorial affairs, Dr. Michael J. Anderson. 

French Film Week also includes two major new restorations: beloved French classic, The Baker’s Wife (1938), and the recently rediscovered same-sex, Victorian psychodrama, Olivia (1951).  

Doing double duty as the opening feature for French Film Week and the centerpiece for “Van Gogh on the Big Screen” is one of the greatest portraits of artist Vincent Van Gogh, the anti-melodramatic, anti-sensational Van Gogh (1991), by French master-director Maurice Pialat. Also included in this original series in honor of OKCMOA’s “Van Gogh, Monet, Degas” exhibition are Kirk Douglas classic Lust for Life (1956); an archival 35mm print of Robert Altman’s Vincent & Theo; Willem Dafoe’s Oscar-nominated turn as the legendary artist in At Eternity’s Gate; and a weekend-long, double-bill run of Museum Films favorite, Loving Vincent, and making-of-documentary, Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream. 

Finally, we are very proud to host exclusive local engagements of the richly entertaining new biographical documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, the lush Vietnamese-language romantic melodrama, The Third Wife, and the striking British autobiographical drama, Ray & Liz. Don’t miss your only chance to see these critically acclaimed new films on the big screen! 

Click to view and print the July 2019 Film Schedule + Calendar. Printed film schedules will also be available in the theater lobby. 

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