Film Programs

An ongoing program of classic cinema, documentary, avant-garde, and area premieres occurs each weekend. Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Films are screened in original formats. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Programs are subject to change. The Gallery is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

Beginning in the spring of 2014, screenings take place in three locations and the venue for each is noted:

National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium,
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall,
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

American University School of Communication, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater  McKinley Building 201, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.
(Free parking at School of International Service; enter at intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues)

Please see our accessibility page for information on services for the hearing impaired


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Quarterly Film Calendar

The current quarterly Film Calendar is also available in PDF format. Call (202) 842-6799 for recorded information or contact us by e-mail at to add your name to the mailing list.

Spring 2014 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 479k)

Winter 2014 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 1.5MB)

Fall 2013 Film Calendar
October–December (PDF 741k)

Summer 2013 Film Calendar
July–September (PDF 705k)

Spring 2013 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 815k)

Winter 2013 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 742k)