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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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available July 8

This compelling documentary on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei reveals candid details about his childhood, including years of harsh life on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available July 3

Using interviews and rare archival footage, this new documentary chronicles Lewis' sixty-plus years of social activism and legislative action.

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available June 26

This new fascinating documentary follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

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One Small Step: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available June 26

Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in the compilation of new and acclaimed, family-friendly animated short films.

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Shirley: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available June 5

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions.

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Capital in the 21st Century: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available May 1

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty, this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power.

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The Booksellers: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available April 27

A documentary that takes viewers inside the intimate fascinating world of antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessive characters, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Starting April 17

Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary on Hilma af Klint—an abstract woman artist before the term existed.
CINEMA+ An interview with the director featuring curators from the Speed.

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