The Speed Cinema has new COVID safety policies starting on Friday, October 15.  From that date audience members will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.  Masks will also be 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.

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.

The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio)

December 10, 11, 12

From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope), comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. Fabietto is a teenager whose sexual and creative education is formed through his passion for soccer and cinema—particularly the films of Federico Fellini.

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The Power of the Dog

November 26, 27, 28 and December 3, 4, 5

Through her adaption of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, director Jane Campion orchestrates a searing portrait of toxic masculinity set in the early 20th century across a visually breathtaking stretch of Montana.

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The Hidden Life of Trees (Das geheime Leben der Bäume)

November 19, 20, 21

A walk in the woods will never be the same for viewers of The Hidden Life of Trees, the new film based on the worldwide bestseller that has profoundly changed how we think about forests.

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November 18

Based upon the novel Nastanirh by Rabindranath Tagore, this adaptation by Satyajit Ray on the surface addresses 19th-century values, but also incorporates political and colonial discourse, class, proto-feminist values, music, poetry, and love. Screened in conjunction with Swagatam: A Celebration of India

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Sunday Showcase: Gandhi

November 14

Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture, the film celebrates the leadership of Mohandas K. Gandhi through nonviolent protest covering three major campaigns for freedom and equity. Screened in conjunction with Swagatam: A Celebration of India.

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November 13, 14

Bulletproof explores the complexities of violence in schools by assessing the strategies employed to prevent it. The film observes the longstanding rituals that take place in and around American schools: homecoming parades, basketball practice, morning announcements, and math class.

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Harlan Jacobson's Talk Cinema: C'mon C'mon

November 13

Talk Cinema returns with one of the most moving and heartfelt films of the year. Joaquin Phoenix delivers a tender performance that won audiences over at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Now is your first chance to see it in Louisville.

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Radio On

November 12, 13

Chris Petit’s debut feature, Radio On, is the rare road movie from England. Since its 1979 release, it’s become a cult classic. London DJ Robert (David Beames), the film’s enigmatic protagonist, embarks on a road trip from London to Bristol to investigate the recent death of his brother.

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November 5, 6, & 7

In the 1920s, mixed-race childhood friends Irene (Tessa Thompson) and Clare (Ruth Negga) reunite in middle-class adulthood and become increasingly involved with one another’s lives and insecurities.

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Sunday Showcase: Carnival of Souls

October 31

Produced by a director of educational films on a miniscule budget, this chilling B-movie supernatural classic had the ambition to have “the look of a Bergman and the fells of a Cocteau.” Presented for free as part of Sunday Showcase.

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The Rescue

October 29, 30, & 31

This documentary chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

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