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Still image from Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa (1985, subtitles, 162 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.Image courtesy Warner Bros./Photofest.

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Still image from Godzilla, directed by IshirHonda, (1954, subtitles, 96 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from The Hidden Fortress, by Akira Kurosawa (1958, 35mm, subtitles, 139 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 6, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy © 1958 Toho Co., Ltd.

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Still image from I Am a Cat by Kon Ichikawa (1975, 35mm, subtitles, 116 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 12, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy © 1975 Geiensha

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Still image from Black Cat (Kuroneko), directed by Kaneto Shind(1968, 35mm, subtitles, 99 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Janus Films.

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Still image from Anthology with Cranes, directed by K ji Yamamura (2011), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 13, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., in the program Animals in Animation I: K ji Yamamura and Image Forum, as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Yamamura Animation.

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Still image from House of Flames by Kihachirō Kawamoto (1976, 16mm, 19 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the program Animals in Animation II: Osamu Tezuka and Kihachirō Kawamoto, as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Kihachirō Kawamoto.

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Still image from Triple Lion Dance, directed by Y ji Yamada (2008, subtitles, 55 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 13, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the program Cinema Kabuki, as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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Still image from M dadayo, by Akira Kurosawa (1993, 35mm, subtitles, 134 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy © 1993 Kadokawa Pictures, Dentsu, Kurosawa Production.

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Still image from Akanishi Kakita by (Mansaku Itami, 1936, 35mm, subtitles, 77 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 19, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy © 1936 NIKKATSU Corporation.

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Still image from Lunar Almanac by Malena Szlam (2014, 16mm, silent, 4 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., in the short film program Cycles, Tides, and Rhythms: The Moon on Film, as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Malena Szlam.

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Still image from A Trip to the Moon directed by George Méliès (1902, silent, 18 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., in the short film program Cycles, Tides, and Rhythms: The Moon on Film, as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Flicker Alley/Photofest.

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Still image from The Right Stuff, by Philip Kaufman (1983, 35mm, 192 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from The Right Stuff, by Philip Kaufman (1983, 35mm, 192 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg (1974, 148 minutes), digital restoration screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 21, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg (1974, 148 minutes), digital restoration screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 21, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the film series Moons and Celestial Bodies, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from Pom Poko directed by Isao Takahata (1994, 35mm, subtitles, 119 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 27, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from Dreams, directed by Akira Kurosawa (1990, 35mm, subtitles, 119 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on July 28, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., as part of the film series Animals in Japanese Cinema, programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Image courtesy Photofest.

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Still image from Walden by Jonas Mekas (filmed 1964–1968, edited 1968–1969, 16mm, 180 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on August 4, at 4:00 p.m., as part of the film series Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas. Image courtesy Film-Makers’ Cooperative/ New American Cinema Group.

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Still image from Lost, Lost, Lost, directed by Jonas Mekas (1976, 16mm, 178 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on August 11, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., as part of the film series Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas. Image courtesy Film-Makers’ Cooperative/ New American Cinema Group.

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Still image from Happy Birthday to John, directed by Jonas Mekas (1996, 16mm, 24 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on August 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m, as part of the film series Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas. Image courtesy Film-Makers’ Cooperative/ New American Cinema Group.

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Still image from Henrietta Bulkowski (Rachel Johnson, 2018, 15 minutes) and Chula, with Invisible Strings (Emily Collins, 2018, 10 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on August 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (program one) and 3:30 p.m. (program two), as part of the film series Thomas Edison Black Maria: Selections from the Festival. Images courtesy Black Maria Film Festival.

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Still image from Henrietta Bulkowski (Rachel Johnson, 2018, 15 minutes) and Chula, with Invisible Strings (Emily Collins, 2018, 10 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on August 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (program one) and 3:30 p.m. (program two), as part of the film series Thomas Edison Black Maria: Selections from the Festival. Images courtesy Black Maria Film Festival.

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Still image from Hyenas, directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty (1992, subtitles, 110 minutes), Washington premiere of the digital restoration from original negative by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathque suisse at Eclair Cinema, screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 1, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Image courtesy Metrograph Pictures.

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Still image from Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man, directed by Jonas Mekas (2012, SD video, 68 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., as part of the film series Essential Cinema: Jonas Mekas. Image courtesy Film-Makers’ Cooperative/ New American Cinema Group.

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Still image from Schizy, directed by Barbara Hammer (1968, 16mm, 4 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 7, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the program The Beginning: Early Short Films, 1968–1980, part of the film series Barbara Hammer: Boundless. Image courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).

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Still image from Sync Touch, directed by Barbara Hammer (1981, 16mm, 10 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the program The Middle: Short Films from the 1980s, part of the film series Barbara Hammer: Boundless. Image courtesy the Estate of Barbara Hammer.

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Still image from Lessons of Darkness, directed by Werner Herzog (1992, 54 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 7, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., as part of the film series Serious Games: Documentary Art between Fact and Fiction. Image courtesy Werner Herzog Film GmbH.

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Still image from Vever, for Barbara, directed by Deborah Stratman in collaboration with Barbara Hammer (2018, 12 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 8, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the program Hammer Time: Collaboration and Community, part of the film series Barbara Hammer: Boundless. Image courtesy Deborah Stratman.

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Still image from Serious Games I–IV, directed by Harun Farocki (2009–2010, 46 minutes), screening at the Goethe-Institut Washington with War at a Distance by Harun Farocki (2003, 54 minutes), on September 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the film series Serious Games: Documentary Art between Fact and Fiction. Image courtesy the Estate of Harun Farocki. For more information about this event, go to www.goethe.de/washington

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Still image from Again/Noch Einmal, directed by Mario Pfeifer (2018, 40 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 14, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the film series Serious Games: Documentary Art between Fact and Fiction. Followed by a discussion with Mario Pfeifer, Lutz Koepnick (Vanderbilt University), and Nora M. Alter (Temple University), moderated by Zach Feldman (Vanderbilt University). Image courtesy Mario Pfeifer.

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Still image from Black Artists’ Group: Creation Equals Movement, directed by Bryan Dematteis (2019, approximately 60 minutes), world premiere screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 14, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., as part of the exhibition Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings, followed by a screening of Sweet Willie Rollbar’s Orientation (BAG, 1972, 30 minutes) and discussion with Bryan Matteis; producer George Sams; Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University; and National Gallery of Art curator, Harry Cooper. Image courtesy Oliver Lake.

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Still image from The Net, directed by Lutz Dammbeck (2003, subtitles, 121 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 15, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., with the filmmaker in person. Image courtesy Lutz Dammbeck.

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Still image from Personal Problems, directed by Ishmael Reed and Bill Gunn (1980, 165 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with Ishmael Reed in person. Image courtesy Kino Lorber.

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Still image from A Horse is Not a Metaphor, directed by Barbara Hammer (2008, 30 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 22, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the program The Never Ending, part of the film series Barbara Hammer: Boundless. Image courtesy the Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).

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Still image from Degas: Passion for Perfection, directed by David Bickerstaff for Seventh Art Productions, (2018, 85 minutes), Washington premiere screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 28, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., followed by discussion with producer Phil Grabsky and National Gallery of Art curator, Mary Morton. Image courtesy Seventh Art Productions.

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Still image from November, directed by Hito Steyerl (2004, 30 minutes), screening at the National Gallery of Art on September 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., as part of the film series Serious Games: Documentary Art between Fact and Fiction. Image courtesy Hito Steyerl.

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