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Films

Overview

Come experience Hollywood magic here at the Museum. We present classics, documentaries, and recent art films. Enjoy complimentary popcorn with beverages available for purchase. Following each show, join us for a brief discussion.

2019–2020 Schedule

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

Thursday, August 15
5:30 PM

Known for his pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this documentary. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

Rated TV-MA


Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression (1993)

Thursday, September 5
5:30 PM

This documentary provides a close-up view of Jacob Lawrence at work and his depictions of the African-American experience. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

Not Rated

Related Exhibition: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence


The Book of Life (2014)

Thursday, October 3
5:30 PM

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, an animated story that combines Mexican folklore, ancient mythology and pop culture about a young bullfighter named Manolo, who on the Day of the Dead, embarks on an afterlife adventure to fulfill the expectations of his family and friends.

Rated PG


리틀 포레스트 [Little Forest] (2018)

Thursday, November 7
5:30 PM

The latest film from pioneering female director Yim Soon-rye is the heartwarming story of a young woman (Kim Tae-ri) who abandons city life for her remote childhood home. There, she rediscovers the simple pleasures of growing and cooking her own food while reconnecting with childhood friends and her troubled single mother (Moon So-ri).

Rated PG-13


Glas (1958)

Thursday, December 5
5:30 PM

Winner of the 1959 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary, Bert Haanstra’s Glas compares glassblowing techniques used inside the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory in the Netherlands with automated bottle making machines.

Not Rated


The Learning Tree (1969)

Thursday, Febraury 6
5:30 PM

Written and directed by acclaimed photographer Gordon Parks, this film, based on his semi-autobiographical novel, follows a year in the life of Newt Winger, an African American teenager in a small Kansas town in the 1920s, as he learns about love, fear, violent racial injustice and, during an emotional murder trial, his own capacity for honor.

Rated R


Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015)

Thursday, March 5
5:30 PM

The story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, who was committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her possessions were packed away and shipped to a relative in West Virginia where they sat in an attic for 40 years. Edith’s great-niece, Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson, grew up surrounded by Edith’s paintings. The film follows Jane in her decades-long journey to find the answers to the mystery of Edith’s buried life, return the work to Provincetown and have Edith’s contributions recognized by the larger art world.

Not Rated


Thomas Hart Benton (1988)

Thursday, April 2
5:30 PM

Ken Burns traces Thomas Hart Benton’s turbulent career through rare archival material, commentary by those close to Benton, and a selection of Benton’s paintings and murals.

Not Rated


At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

Thursday, June 4
5:30 PM

Willem Dafoe is famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in this acclaimed depiction of the painter’s final years in the South of France, where he develops his unique, colorful style of painting.

Rated PG-13