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Thursday April 20, 2017

Girl With a Pearl Earring
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever imagined Vermeer’s studio, or how he created such strikingly quiet images in the midst of a busy household? Tracey Chevalier depicts Vermeer’s daily life in her novel, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, in which she imagines how Vermeer’s famous painting came to be. The movie by the same name name features Colin Firth as the modern master and Scarlett Johansson as his model . . . Enjoy the film (by popular request) at the Museum with an introduction by Curator of Education Alice Novak and a brief discussion following the film.

The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday June 15, 2017

Lust for Life
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Many museum visitors requested a movie about Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Outreach Coordinator Laura Bocquin invites you to enjoy the 1956 classic about the artist, Lust for Life, in which Kirk Douglas plays Van Gogh and Anthony Quinn plays Paul Gauguin. While new findings about Van Gogh’s life have surfaced in the over 50 years since the movie was made, the captivating reflections upon the artist’s powerful expressions and struggles for peace, recognition, and relationships remain relevant.  Bocquin will host the brief introduction and follow up discussion.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Wednesday August 02, 2017

Film: Night at the Museum
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids and adults alike have enjoyed this film since its release. For the first time, we invite families to view Night at the Museum at the MMFA! If you haven’t seen this movie starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and a cast of familiar characters who reside in the Museum of Natural History, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Bring the whole family and enjoy a summer movie. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday August 17, 2017

Film at the Museum: How to Steal a Million
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the classic Audrey Hepburn Film How to Steal a Million. Amazon.com describes it as follows, “The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family’s forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar (Peter O’Toole) to help her.”

Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Wednesday October 04, 2017

Film: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a followup to Night at the Museum, shown over the summer, we hope your family will join us for further Museum adventures with Ben Stiller, this time on a mission in the Smithsonian.  Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a fun discussion afterwards.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.  Cash only please.

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Thursday October 05, 2017

Film: The Art of the Steal
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Don Argott’s documentary about the controversial move of the Barnes art collection to downtown Philadelphia.  The Ekphrasis book club also recently explored the topic after reading Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over the Barnes Collection.

“A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, which was worth billions and became the subject of a power struggle after the 1951 death of the owner.  Dr. Albert Barnes collected 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and many other valuable paintings.  But the political wrangling over the collection eventually led to its division.” (Netflix)

Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday November 09, 2017

Film: The Agony and the Ecstasy
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison film The Agony and the Ecstasy.

“Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints  the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II(Rex Harrison) in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone’s novel directed by Carol Reed.  While the novel covers Michelangelo’s life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.” (Netflix)

Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday February 01, 2018

Film: Exit Through the Gift Shop
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here to watch the trailer.

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Thursday March 08, 2018

Film: Goya’s Ghosts
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Goya’s Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård). Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here to watch the trailer.

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Thursday April 05, 2018

Film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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Thursday June 07, 2018

Film: Séraphine
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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Thursday August 02, 2018

Film: Andrei Rublev (1966)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions. Learn More

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Thursday September 06, 2018

Flim: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collector or art and artists, Peggy Guggenheim fought through personal tragedy to build one of the world’s most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo. Learn More

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Thursday November 01, 2018

Film: Goya: Crazy like a Genius (2002)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Written and presented by renowned art critic Robert Hughes, Crazy Like A Genius explores the world of Francisco Goya: charting his achievements as a court painter, satirist and war reporter, as well as a topographer of the inner self—of madness, fear and despair. Learn More

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Thursday February 07, 2019

Film: Woman in Gold (2015)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in the remarkable true story of one woman’s battle against the establishment to recover her family possessions that had been seized by Nazis during WWII. Learn More

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Thursday April 04, 2019

Film: Downtown 81 (1981)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Starring the legendary American painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Downtown 81 is both a post-modernist fairytale and a vivid depiction of the downtown New York art and music scene in the early 1980s.

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Thursday April 11, 2019

Film: Faces Places
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Directed by French artist JR and the late Agnes Varda, Academy Award nominee Faces Places offers a window into the duo’s creative process and special relationship. A member of JR’s Inside Out team, alongside MAP: Montgomery Arts Project participants will introduce the film, and share information about JR’s global art movement, “Inside Out: The Peoples Art Project. Made by the local community with the help of JR’s team, Inside Out: We are the Dream will feature over 2000 oversized portraits of Montgomery citizens in a history-making temporary art installation on One Court Square. April 2019.

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Monday April 15, 2019

Film: Ruben Brandt, Collector
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy the Hungarian animated film, Ruben Brandt, in which a famous psychotherapist conducts art heists, stealing from the most famous museums in the world in order to relieve his nightmares. Curator of Education Alice Novak will offer a brief introduction to the works of art featured in the movie. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the Capri Theatre; $8 per ticket.

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Sunday May 05, 2019

Film: Art & Mind
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Curator of Education Alice Novak will offer a brief introduction to the film Art & Mind, “a journey into art, madness and the unconscious,” contextualizing the work of the visionary artists featured in the film. Those also represented in the Museum’s collection include Francisco de Goya, William Blake, and Salvador Dali. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the Capri Theatre; $8 per ticket.

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Thursday June 06, 2019

Film: Georgia O’Keeffe (2009)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The turbulent, 20-year love affair between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Alfred Steiglitz fuels some of the most important art of the 20th century.

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Sunday June 09, 2019

Van Gogh & Japan [AT THE CAPRI]
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Curator of Education Alice Novak as she introduces “Van Gogh & Japan” and makes connections to the Museum’s collection at the Capri Theatre. This film explores Vincent Van Gogh’s fascination with Japanese art and culture, an interest shared by many in Europe during the late 19th century. Price: $10 per ticket

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Thursday August 15, 2019

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

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Thursday September 05, 2019

Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression (1993)
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

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Thursday October 03, 2019

The Book of Life (2014)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, this film is an animated story that combines Mexican folklore, ancient mythology and pop culture. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday October 24, 2019

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts [AT THE CAPRI]
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary about artist Bill Traylor (1853–1949), who captured scenes of life in Alabama, from his rural roots in Dallas County to Montgomery’s Monroe Avenue (now Street), where he lived and made his extraordinary drawings.

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Sunday November 03, 2019

Leonardo: The Works [AT THE CAPRI]
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Five hundred years after his death, explore one of the world’s most well- known, beloved, and intriguing artists. Leonardo: The Works takes a fresh look at the artist’s life through the lens of all of his known paintings. Curator of Education Alice Novak will introduce the film and talk about connections to the Museum’s collection.

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Thursday November 07, 2019

리틀 포레스트 [Little Forest] (2018)
5:30 pm - 7:30 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. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday December 05, 2019

Glas (1958)
5:30 pm - 7:30 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. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday February 06, 2020

The Learning Tree (1969)
3:30 pm - 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. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday March 05, 2020

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The film follows Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson in her decades-long journey to find the answers to the mystery of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson’s buried life, return the work to Provincetown and have Edith’s contributions recognized by the larger art world. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday April 02, 2020

Thomas Hart Benton (1988)
3:30 pm - 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. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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Thursday June 04, 2020

At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
5:30 pm - 7:30 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. Introduction and post-show discussion led by Museum staff. Free popcorn with drinks available for purchase.

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