Finally, the Academy’s Museum of Cinematic Imagery will open its doors on September 30, with a range of exhibits, film screenings and talks.
Finally, after years of delay, some caused by the pandemic, some not, museum museum of Motion Pictures on La Brea and Wilshire has revealed the premiere schedule of live screenings and public shows will begin on opening day, September 30. The first three months bring in over 115 shows, panels and film event, which began with two screenings of the MGM musical “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) with live accompaniment by the American Youth Symphony by David Newman, longtime Oscar.
Among the virtual shows that continued leading up to the museum’s opening was a conversation with the Oscar winner Spike Lee and writer-director-producer Shaka King, and the 20th anniversary screening of “Y tu mamá también” (Mexico, 2001). Clearly, the Academy Museum is launching at a time when inclusion and diversity are front and center for curators and programmers. “As with all of our exhibitions and initiatives,” said Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museums. movies in our theaters and educational spaces. “
Jacqueline Stewart, Academy Museum’s Art and Programming Director said: “Presenting films and thoughtful educational programs featuring filmmakers is central to our work to Share the art and science of cinema with exhibits seen in the galleries of the museum. The museum’s schedule of openings illustrates how the Academy Museum explores broad themes in film history while serving as a catalyst for new cinema-inspired dialogues. and filmmaking. “
Future shows launching in early 2022 include masterpieces from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Choice of Branches (screenings curated by Academy Fellows, delving into areas of production. various scientific and craft film productions), etc.
Also launching the following ongoing series:
Movie stories: showing films featured in the museum’s core exhibits, including “Real Women Have Curves” (USA, 2002) and “The Way of the Dragon” (Hong Kong, 1972).
Oscar Sunday: Oscar-winning productions will be shown at the David Geffen Theatre. First were female directors, from Barbara Kopple’s documentary “Harlan County, USA” (USA, 1976) to Lina Wertmuller’s “Seven Beauties” (Italy, 1975).
Family matinees: held every Saturday, screenings will include “Moana” (US, 2016), “The Book of Life” (US, 2014) and “Labyrinth” (UK/US, 1986).
Heritage: Academy actor branch governor Laura Dern and her parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd will initiate these discussions.
In the chat: producers Effie T. Brown and Heather Rae will dig into how to contextualize cinema.
Our inaugural month specials and indie screenings include:
“Malcolm X” at 70mm: Academy Museum Members screening with guests Spike Lee and Denzel Washington.
Oscar Frights: screens nominated and Oscar-winning horror films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (US, 1960) to Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” (US, 2017).
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Hayao Miyazaki: in conjunction with the landmark exhibition about the founder of Japan’s famous Studio Ghibli, the Academy Museum will display the filmmaker’s full work as a film director, including “My Neighbor Totoro” (Japan, 1988) and Oscar winner “Spirited Away” (Japan, 2001).
The journey is not perfect: Haile Gerima and his comrades: This series focuses on the work of director Haile Gerima, who was honored during the Academy Museum Opening Gala, as well as his mentors and colleagues, including Malik Sayeed, Bradford Young, and Arthur Jafa . Opening night hosted by Ava DuVernay.
Sound off: Celebration of female composers: Film screenings scored by female composers will accompany the gallery created by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, including the Oscar-winning films “Joker” (US, 2019) and “Tron” ( USA, 1982), dotted by Wendy Carlos.
Flashbacks of Jane Campion and Satyajit Ray movies.
In addition to the icon: Anna May Wong celebrates the work and legacy of the first movie star and includes screenings of “Piccadilly” (UK, 1929) and “Shanghai Express” (USA, 1932).
Special screening, including the 20th anniversary of the release of “Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner” (Canada, 2001).
Tickets to movie screenings and public shows will be available for purchase on the Academy Museum website starting August 5, 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT. You can view the full schedule of Academy Museum movies and educational and public programs this.
The question on the minds of many in Hollywood is whether these lofty goals can overshadow the museum’s other compelling need: attracting movie-loving visitors and tourists who may want to be entertained. wise rather than educated.
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