Admission is always free Directions
Open today: 10:00 to 5:00
Film Programs
Sleepless Night Stories

August 31 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

“Under the influence of insomnia and red wine, Mekas meanders, muses, and trains his inquisitive camera on everything from obliging friends (Ken Jacobs, Marina Abramović, Patti Smith) to errant lizards, possums, and postcards. Underlying the artist’s scattershot narrative and amateurish, out-of-focus aesthetic is an unflagging faith in the arrived-upon moment, the poetry of spontaneity” — Eric Hynes. (2011, SD video, 114 minutes)

courtesy Film-makers' Cooperative/ New American Cinema Group

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

View the current schedule here.

Visitor Information

Newsletters

Get updates on what’s happening at the Gallery, from exhibitions and lectures to family programs and more. Sign up.