Cinema

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum and Speed Cinema will be closed to the public until further notice due to rising concerns for public health. 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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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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The Painter and the Thief: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available May 22

The creative process of art brings together a victim of a theft and the person who had taken irreplaceable possessions from her in this compelling documentary.

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Spaceship Earth: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Available May 8

A documentary exploring the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called Biosphere 2.

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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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Slay the Dragon: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

Starting April 13

A documentary shining a light on the timely issue of gerrymandering, following a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on a core democratic principle.

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