Museum Films in October 2019

This October, Museum Films is very proud to present a slate of stylish crowd-pleasers and offbeat entertainments. Headlining this month’s offerings is Museum Films’ original program, “Discreet Charms: A Whit Stillman Retrospective,” featuring all five of the director’s wonderful films—MetropolitanBarcelonaThe Last Days of DiscoDamsels in Distress, and Love & Friendship. From the Upper East Side apartments of the early-80s social set to the English manor estates of 18th century lords and ladies, Stillman’s singular cinema is filled with Jane Austen-style wit and effervescence. A very special OKCMOA Film Society exclusive screening of Barcelona, with Stillman in attendance for a post-film Q & A, will precede “Discreet Charms” on the 22nd. Seating is limited, so join the Film Society and reserve your ticket today! 

Stillman isn’t the only director bringing a seductive style to OKCMOA this October. Marie Kreutzer’s LGBT-themed The Ground Beneath My Feet follows a jet-setting business consultant who manages her secret-filled private life with the same ruthless efficiency she applies to her demanding career. In Alejandro Landes’ Monos, one of the most talked about films at this year’s Sundance and Berlin film festivals, a band of teenage rebels presides over an American hostage and undertakes a mysterious mission high on Colombia’s mountain tops and deep in its jungles. 

One-of-kind experiences don’t end with Landes’ adolescent Apocalypse Now. Back in North America, we are excited to present a set of exclusive Oklahoma City premieres, including of one of Sundance 2019’s biggest crowd-pleasers, Give Me Liberty, a madcap and compassionate look at diversity and disability in a Midwestern melting pot. Peter Sarsgaard plays a “house tuner” in another wholly original Sundance favorite, The Sound of Silence, with Parks & Recreation’s Rashida Jones co-starring. Returning to South America, Museum Films is also proud to host the regional premiere of Los Reyes, a moving documentary portrait of two stray dogs that have made a Chilean skate park their home. 

Finally, we’re delighted to bring back one of the year’s best reviewed films, Oscar-hopeful The Farewell starring Crazy Rich Asians‘ breakout performer, Awkwafina. And speaking of stars, Museum Films is thrilled to present the iconic Alain Delon in the repertory smash-hit Mr. Klein (1976), a Kafkaesque story of a French Catholic who comes under the suspicions of Paris’s Nazi occupiers in 1942.  

Between this new restoration, a packed schedule of indie-film highlights, encore screenings of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, and a special to-be-announced Halloween Day feature, Museum Films promises to keep you entertained all month long at Oklahoma City’s original art-house cinema. 

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

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