COVID Safety Policies in the Speed Cinema: all audience members are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their screening and will be required to wear a mask inside the Museum at all times.
As of December 26, 2021, all guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to enter the Speed. All children 5-11 must have had at least one shot of the COVID vaccine or a negative COVID test in order to enter the Museum.

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.

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.


February 18, 19, & 20

From the celebrated Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles or dubbed in English.

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February 11, 12, & 13

This gripping animated documentary tells the true story about a man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future.

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Persian Lessons (Persischstunden)

February 11

Maintaining a lie is all that may stand between life and death in this gripping multi-lingual tale of deception and intrigue set in World War II. Part of the 2022 Louisville Jewish Film Festival.

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February 5 & 6

A film inspired by director Mano Khalil's personal experiences, and his bitter-sweet memories connect the Syrian tragedy in the present. Part of the 2022 Louisville Jewish Film Festival.

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Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema: The Worst Person in the World (Verdens verste menneske)

February 5

Norwegian director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo.

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The Velvet Queen (La panthère des neiges)

February 4, 5, & 6

This documentary is a quiet reflection on patience, the unpredictability of nature, and the hunt for the perfect opportunity to capture a striking photograph.

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Oh, Sun (Soleil Ô)

January 30

A furious howl of resistance against racist oppression, the debut from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitterly funny, stylistically explosive attack on Western capitalism and the legacy of colonialism. FREE as part of Sunday Showcase

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Faya Dayi

January 29 & 30

In her hypnotic documentary feature, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents.

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Chameleon Street

January 28 & 29

The improbable but true story of Michigan con man Douglas Street, the titular “chameleon” who successfully impersonated his way up the socioeconomic ladder by posing as a magazine reporter, an Ivy League student, a respected surgeon, and a corporate lawyer.

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Chess of the Wind (Shatranj-e baad)

January 22 & 23

Screened publicly just once before it was banned and then lost for decades, this rediscovered jewel of Iranian cinema reemerges to take its place as one of the most singular and astonishing works of the country’s pre-revolution New Wave.

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Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano)

January 21 & January 22

Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece is an enchanting neorealist fairy tale in which he combined his celebrated slice-of-life poetry with flights of graceful comedy and storybook fantasy.

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Drive My Car (Doraibu mai kâ)

January 15 & 16

Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryûshuke Hamaguchi’s film is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

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A Hero (Ghahreman)

January 14, 15, & 16

A tiny conflict, little more than an anecdote, quietly and inexorably generates a series of misunderstandings, half-truths, and a sudden explosion of frustration and violence.

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