Film Programs: Virtual Cinema at the GallerySee all upcoming films
Each Wednesday the Gallery shares a unique film on its website, free of charge, for one week. Join us for recent restorations, classic art cinema, exceptional documentaries, and a variety of films by artists.
The Crack-Up and War and the Weather
Streaming August 11 through August 17
Discover two evocative films with forms of water as central motifs: The Crack Up, with its imagery of glaciers and snow, and the nonfiction War and the Weather, an investigation of “atmospheric rivers.”
"Civilisation" and America
Streaming August 18 through August 24
The new documentary "Civilisation" and America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1970 American debut of Kenneth Clark’s landmark, 13-part British television series Civilisation, a program that premiered in the United States at the National Gallery of Art.
About 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 in a traditional theatrical setting. Through screenings, scholarly notes, filmmaker discussions, and unique introductions by critics and academics, the program encourages viewers to learn more about the history of the cinema, its relationship to other art forms, and the role of media in society. Innovative retrospectives, restored works of historical value, silent films with live musical accompaniment, new documentaries, and experimental media by noted video artists are offered on weekends during the entire year. For information about past film programs, please visit the Film Programs Archive.
The Gallery’s film study collection includes hundreds of international documentaries related to the arts, such as Jean Dubuffet, Un Auto-Portrait; Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box; Beaubourg; David Hockney: The Colors of Music; Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me; Art City: Making It in Manhattan; The Camera Je; and various international television series on the arts. The National Gallery is an associate member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).
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