Cinema

During this period of partial to full 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.

All screenings are virtual/streaming unless otherwise stated.

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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2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated, Live Action, and Documentary: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming April 2 – 25, 2021

This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards take place April 25.

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Wojnarowicz: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming starts March 29

Wojnarowicz is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz, who weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the AIDs epidemic until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37.

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The Inheritance: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming starts March 15

Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.

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Easter in Art: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Streaming March 23 – April 8

Exhibition on ScreenThe story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2,000 years. It is among the most frequently interpreted events of all time, as recounted by the gospels and crafted by the greatest artists in history.

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Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

This documentary explores the rise, fall, and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement, offering an unprecedented look at the life and works of Gustav Stickley.

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My Rembrandt: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the grandmaster of intimacy rocks the art world; 350 years after his death, many people, even entire nations are obsessed with his paintings.

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M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972) and how mathematics inspired some of the most mesmerizing and confounding works that still dazzle today.

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The Twentieth Century: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

With a striking visual design and jaw-dropping, gut-busting performances, director Matthew Rankin burst on to the international film scene with this outrageous political comedy.

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Collective (Colectiv): A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

A new documentary demonstrating the urgent need for a free press and it’s importance in providing challenges to hold leaders accountable for their actions.

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Martin Eden: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

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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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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