Cinema

The Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday, July 5. The Speed Cinema will remain closed until further notice. LEARN MORE

During this period of closure, we invite you to continue in your support of the Speed and the art of cinema with the Virtual Speed Cinema. Curator of Film Dean Otto has provided a selection of films you can watch via our provided links, wherein a portion of your ticket purchase goes directly to the Museum and the fulfillment of our mission.

Dean Otto currently serves as the Curator of Film. To learn more about Dean and the Speed Cinema, read the full press release here.

Photo by Rafael Gamo.

Speed Streaming: Recommendations and Reflections from Curator of Film Dean Otto

Explore recommendations for the best way to experience and support cinema during these unprecedented times, as well as reflections on what this changing landscape means for the future of film.

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Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Starts streaming November 13

Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey Flack’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. Now, at 88-years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America.

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White Riot: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming starts October 16

This fascinating new documentary demonstrates how the punk music and design worlds joined forces to fight racism in Britain in the late-1970s as The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, was gaining strength pushing a xenophobic agenda.

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Martin Eden: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming starts October 16

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, the film is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics.

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Aggie: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming starts October 9

This compelling documentary explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Directed by Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund.

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The Artist's Wife: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

The film centers on Claire (Lena Olin), the wife of famed artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern) and once a promising painter herself, who now lives in the shadow of her husband's illustrious career.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City to talk about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it.

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