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Film Programs

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The National Gallery shares unique films in person and free of charge. Join us for recent restorations, classic art cinema, exceptional documentaries, and a variety of films by artists. Registration is required.

About Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s year-round film program presents classic and contemporary cinema from around the world in a traditional theatrical setting. Through screenings, filmmaker discussions, and introductions by critics and scholars, 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. Enjoy innovative retrospectives, restored works of historical value, silent films with live musical accompaniment, new documentaries, and experimental media by noted artists on weekends, throughout the year.

For information about past film programs, please visit the Film Programs Archive. The National Gallery is an associate member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

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