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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.
Saturday, February 4, 2:00 p.m.
Choreographed for Camera
In celebration of the recent biography Maya Deren: Choreographed for Camera, author Mark Alice Durant presents a selection of Deren’s short films and discusses the context of her practice and the vast influence her life and work have had on filmmaking. A book signing follows. Registration is required.
Saturday, February 11 & 25, 2:00 p.m.
Yvonne Rainer Retrospective
Two special screening events celebrate ground-breaking early films by legendary choreographer Yvonne Rainer who began using projections during her performances in the late 1960s. Registration is required.
Starts Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.
British Film and Thatcherism
This film series engages questions of cinematic representations of race, class, and sexuality through examples of moving images rooted in Britain’s contested social and political histories. Registration is required.
Saturday, February 18, 2:00 p.m.
Focus On: Elisabeth Subrin
Don't miss Maria Schneider, 1983; Sweet Ruin; and The Fancy, three short, award-winning films by Elisabeth Subrin, presented and discussed in person by the artist. 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.
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