In September, Museum Films will be going to extremes. The month begins with the exclusive Oklahoma City debut of the strikingly violent and deeply moving The Nightingale, the mesmerizing new feature by Australian rising star Jennifer Kent (The Babadook). OKCMOA will also be the only place in the region to catch the scintillating Piranhas, the finest new gangster film to come out of Italy in some time. Joining these bold new takes on the revenge and gangster films is Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch, one of the all-time classic—and more notably violent—entries into the Western genre. We are very proud to present this 1969 landmark as it was intended, on 35mm film.
Museum Films is also going to geographical extremes, taking viewers to some of the more remote corners of the world. Celebrating cinema’s greatest Surrealist mind, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles travels to an animated version of Spain’s extremely poor Extremadura region in this fictional period portrait of the director’s third production, Land Without Bread. We are also very excited to welcome Honeyland, a Macedonia-set beekeeping documentary that became the most awarded film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Not bad for a small—but hugely engaging—film from the Balkans.
Adding to this month’s selection of documentaries is a return engagement of audience favorite Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, in honor of the great author who passed away earlier this summer.
From the sweeping Macedonian mountains to the stark Argentine desert, this month’s geographical diversity is furthered by the Museum’s one-night-only presentation of Benjamín Naishtat’s spellbinding new slow-burn thriller, Rojo, the latest major work from Argentina to explore that country’s “Dirty War.”
Speaking of Argentina, and going to extremes, we are exceedingly proud to host the regional premiere of Mariano Llinás’s La Flor, the event film of the year for many cinephiles across the globe (at least for those whose love of the art doesn’t begin and end with Marvel). Completed over a ten-year period and comprised of six parts featuring six different genres and the same four actresses, La Flor will screen over four long mid-September weekend afternoons—for a single admission price. Suffice it to say that this ultimate in big-screen binge-viewing is as close to a once-in-a-lifetime experience as films ever get.
Finally, Museum Films closes September with the other temporal extreme, perennial audience favorite the Manhattan Short Film Festival, which continues to up the quality and entertainment quotient every year. Come and vote for your favorites over the final weekend in September, after you’ve already helped us wear out the seats with La Flor and all the other amazing offerings this month at OKCMOA.
Click to view and print the September 2019 Film Schedule + Calendar. Printed film schedules will also be available in the theater lobby.