Cinema

The Speed Cinema will reopen to the public on June 11, 2021. While we welcome our guests to wear masks if they choose, it is not mandatory. For your comfort, we are reducing our capacity to 60%. Whenever possible, please leave space between your party and other guests. For more information about safety precautions within the Museum, visit our Know Before You Go page.

We also 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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Sisters with Transistors

June 26 & 27

An essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history of women in electronic music, while also offering plenty of pleasures for crate-digging experimental music obsessives.

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Downtown 81

June 25 & 26

A fascinating if fragmented, dreamlike look at the downtown art-music-fashion scene of a yeasty, creative era.

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The Swimming Pool (La Piscine)

June 18 & 20

This new digital restoration of the French 1960s chic classic is filled with sexual tension, hedonism, raging party antics, murder, and distrust.

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GUNDA

June 11 – 13

Master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.

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Exhibition on Screen: Sunflowers: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous works and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly owned versions of sunflowers in a vase.

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There is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad): A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice–to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything.

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Los Hermanos/The Brothers: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán–live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. Although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.

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About Endlessness (Om det oändilga): A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

Featuring elaborate built-in studio sets, neutral pastel-toned scenes shot with a static camera focused on life’s absurdities capturing his dry humor, About Endlessness is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality.

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The Inheritance: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available to stream now

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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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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