Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image The only U.S. museum devoted to film, television, and digital media. Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.
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Accessible, innovative, and forward-looking, the Museum presents exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and maintains a collection of moving-image related artifacts. In doing so, the Museum serves a diverse public at its New York City home and online, and provides leadership in its field. Attendance numbers more than 200,000 visitors each year,

Accessible, innovative, and forward-looking, the Museum presents exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and maintains a collection of moving-image related artifacts. In doing so, the Museum serves a diverse public at its New York City home and online, and provides leadership in its field. Attendance numbers more than 200,000 visitors each year,

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08/21/2021
Trailer: The Green Knight (2021)

THE GREEN KNIGHT features Dev Patel as Sir Gawain in David Lowery's stunning new interpretation of the Arthurian legend. An A24 release.

"An epic in miniature, a fantasy all the more poignant for its moral realities" —K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone

Now showing on weekends through August 28 at MoMI: bit.ly/3rWMO1v

By 1960, Jim Henson’s work with puppets was lauded nationwide, ​​and he was eager to expand his artistic toolkit. In the...
08/20/2021

By 1960, Jim Henson’s work with puppets was lauded nationwide, ​​and he was eager to expand his artistic toolkit. In the period that followed he produced exciting experimental work for TV and film. Join us for THE CUBE and Rarities from the Henson Vault this Saturday, 8/21, hosted by The Jim Henson Company Archives Director Karen Falk and Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin! Learn more and order tickets: bit.ly/2Vja1z2

And be sure to visit The Jim Henson Exhibition upstairs in our galleries. Shown here is new material relating to THE CUBE, on view in the Experiments section.

By 1960, Jim Henson’s work with puppets was lauded nationwide, ​​and he was eager to expand his artistic toolkit. In the period that followed he produced exciting experimental work for TV and film. Join us for THE CUBE and Rarities from the Henson Vault this Saturday, 8/21, hosted by The Jim Henson Company Archives Director Karen Falk and Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin! Learn more and order tickets: bit.ly/2Vja1z2

And be sure to visit The Jim Henson Exhibition upstairs in our galleries. Shown here is new material relating to THE CUBE, on view in the Experiments section.

The 70mm print of SPARTACUS is in the house and gets an A+ from our projectionists. The first show is this Saturday, Aug...
08/19/2021

The 70mm print of SPARTACUS is in the house and gets an A+ from our projectionists. The first show is this Saturday, August 21, 4 PM. Only three shows! Order your tickets at bit.ly/3k2CZvl

*Please note: In accordance with the new Pass to NYC mandate, proof of vaccination is required. And, we continue to ask patrons to wear face masks.

The 70mm print of SPARTACUS is in the house and gets an A+ from our projectionists. The first show is this Saturday, August 21, 4 PM. Only three shows! Order your tickets at bit.ly/3k2CZvl

*Please note: In accordance with the new Pass to NYC mandate, proof of vaccination is required. And, we continue to ask patrons to wear face masks.

08/17/2021
Trailer: Spartacus (1960)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, produced and starring Kirk Douglas, and adapted by Dalton Trumbo, SPARTACUS also boasts a cast featuring Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov (who won an Oscar), and more. See the 1960 gladiator epic in gorgeous #70mm starting August 21!

Order tickets here: bit.ly/3k2CZvl

Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines. This edition from August 1916 features a portrait of Dorothy...
08/17/2021

Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines. This edition from August 1916 features a portrait of Dorothy Bernard. #fromthecollection #summer

Learn more about the object here: bit.ly/3yUdLph

Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines. This edition from August 1916 features a portrait of Dorothy Bernard. #fromthecollection #summer

Learn more about the object here: bit.ly/3yUdLph

Considered a specialty format reserved for epics and spectacle films, 70mm is nearly 3.5 times larger than the standard ...
08/16/2021

Considered a specialty format reserved for epics and spectacle films, 70mm is nearly 3.5 times larger than the standard 35mm, has additional sound tracks, and has become increasingly rare with the industry's shift to digital––yet it remains an unparalleled experience.

Every summer we celebrate the format with the screening series SEE IT BIG: 70MM! Join us starting August 20 for the latest edition: bit.ly/SIB70MM

Considered a specialty format reserved for epics and spectacle films, 70mm is nearly 3.5 times larger than the standard 35mm, has additional sound tracks, and has become increasingly rare with the industry's shift to digital––yet it remains an unparalleled experience.

Every summer we celebrate the format with the screening series SEE IT BIG: 70MM! Join us starting August 20 for the latest edition: bit.ly/SIB70MM

THE VIEWING BOOTH director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and Vox critic Alissa Wilkinson engaged in a lively discussion about ho...
08/15/2021
Ra'anan Alexadrowicz in conversation with Alissa Wilkinson (Aug. 6, 2021)

THE VIEWING BOOTH director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and Vox critic Alissa Wilkinson engaged in a lively discussion about how we see truth in nonfiction. Listen here via Soundcloud bit.ly/3CMcmmV or see it as part of our Virtual Cinema presentation of the film.

Be sure to catch these online or come to the final in-theater screening Sun, 8/15, 4:30 PM bit.ly/2UgS7fI

Photo by Eric Hynes.

Following a screening of The Viewing Booth, a new documentary by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz about how we watch nonfiction images, the director participated in a conversation with Vox critic Alissa Wilkinso

"Who better than Scorsese to depict these, the meanest streets of all?" — Caroline Golum on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE for Scr...
08/14/2021
The Age of Innocence

"Who better than Scorsese to depict these, the meanest streets of all?" — Caroline Golum on THE AGE OF INNOCENCE for Screen Slate

Our final 35mm screening is tomorrow, Aug 15, 1pm #SeeItBig

Concerning the lives—and loves—of Gilded Age New York’s most prominent families, Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus, The Age of Innocence, has long occupied a slot on the crowded shelf of “unfilmable” novels. Flitting seamlessly between the sumptuous, albeit overwrought i...

Our Complete Kubrick retrospective continues through September 26, but this weekend we’re pleased to present his masterf...
08/13/2021

Our Complete Kubrick retrospective continues through September 26, but this weekend we’re pleased to present his masterful final film, EYES WIDE SHUT—in 35mm. Read today's Film Highlight to learn more and get your tickets for Aug. 13 or 14: https://bit.ly/2VRzNKC

Our Complete Kubrick retrospective continues through September 26, but this weekend we’re pleased to present his masterful final film, EYES WIDE SHUT—in 35mm. Read today's Film Highlight to learn more and get your tickets for Aug. 13 or 14: https://bit.ly/2VRzNKC

“​​Alexandrowicz may have given us the single best documentary of the year; he has undoubtedly given us one of the most ...
08/10/2021
Is 'The Viewing Booth' the Best Documentary of the Year?

“​​Alexandrowicz may have given us the single best documentary of the year; he has undoubtedly given us one of the most vital,” writes David Fear in Rolling Stone.

Read the full review below and be sure to join us this Friday, Aug. 13, when Ra'anan Alexandrowicz appears in person with THE VIEWING BOOTH and his earlier film THE LAW IN THESE PARTS! More info: bit.ly/3yPrIoB

An experiment in how we watch — and the difference in what people see even when we’re watching the same thing — gives us one of the intriguing, vital movies of 2021

New in our galleries: Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE anchors a new exhibit featuring design materials from THE UNDERGROUND RAI...
08/09/2021

New in our galleries: Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE anchors a new exhibit featuring design materials from THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Jenkins's extraordinary adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel for Amazon Prime Video. Next Sunday, MoMI members are invited to a free screening of Episodes 1 and 2 in our Redstone Theater. Learn more at http://bit.ly/GazeMoMI

New in our galleries: Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE anchors a new exhibit featuring design materials from THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Jenkins's extraordinary adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel for Amazon Prime Video. Next Sunday, MoMI members are invited to a free screening of Episodes 1 and 2 in our Redstone Theater. Learn more at http://bit.ly/GazeMoMI

Today, Aug. 8, is the last day to order #FirstLookFest films online in our Virtual Cinema. Among the most popular titles...
08/08/2021

Today, Aug. 8, is the last day to order #FirstLookFest films online in our Virtual Cinema. Among the most popular titles are Claire Simon's fest opener THE GROCER'S SON, THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE, AND THE WORLD, Aicha Macky's eye-opening ZINDER, and Gregor Božič's STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS. See all titles here bit.ly/MOMIVOD.

If you purchase your ticket today, you have a full week to view it (not valid for the All Online Pass)!

For your Sunday listening: Film critic and writer Nicolas Rapold spoke with our Curator of Film Eric Hynes and filmmaker...
08/08/2021
‎The Last Thing I Saw: Episode 64: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz and Eric Hynes on The Viewing Booth on Apple Podcasts

For your Sunday listening: Film critic and writer Nicolas Rapold spoke with our Curator of Film Eric Hynes and filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz about THE VIEWING BOOTH.

Listen to the new episode of Rapold's "The Last Thing I Saw" on Apple Podcasts and see the film today and through next weekend at MoMI!

‎Show The Last Thing I Saw, Ep Episode 64: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz and Eric Hynes on The Viewing Booth - Aug 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Herb Schlosser, who died Friday morning at the age of 95. Our long...
08/07/2021
Herbert Schlosser, a Force Behind ‘S.N.L.’ and ‘Laugh-In,’ Dies at 95

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Herb Schlosser, who died Friday morning at the age of 95. Our longest-serving Chairman, Herb led us through three decades of transformation and growth. A mentor to many Museum staff members and an inspiring leader among our trustees, Herb was instrumental in the opening of our original building in 1988 and the doubling of its size in 2011. He will be greatly missed.

We are sharing the New York Times obituary for Herb, which recounts his remarkable career in media.

As a top NBC executive, he wrote a memo envisioning the show that became “Saturday Night Live.” He also helped recruit Johnny Carson and oversaw a raft of hit shows.

"From her perch thousands of miles from the gatekeepers of New York society, and nearly fifty years on from the eighteen...
08/07/2021
“The Age of Innocence” at a Moment of Increased Appetite for Eating the Rich

"From her perch thousands of miles from the gatekeepers of New York society, and nearly fifty years on from the eighteen-seventies setting she had chosen, Wharton invited the hoi polloi right into the living rooms of Manhattan’s upper crust, for an insider’s exposé." Read Hillary Kelly in The New Yorker on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

We present Martin Scorsese's 1993 screen adaptation today and next weekend in 35mm! #SeeItBig bit.ly/3rHj0FO

Edith Wharton’s novel, now a hundred, made its author wealthier than ever by offering up her own people for derision and envy.

“A deceptively simple setup that becomes a complex meditation on how different audiences can interpret the same images o...
08/06/2021
What happens when American Jews 'watch' the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? 'The Viewing Booth' offers a glimpse. - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“A deceptively simple setup that becomes a complex meditation on how different audiences can interpret the same images of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and on whether filmmaking can truly be a tool for social change,” writes Andrew Lapin at Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He interviews director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz about THE VIEWING BOOTH.

Now showing at MoMI: bit.ly/2VybxgE

The documentary's deceptively simple setup becomes a complex meditation on how different audiences can interpret the same images.

Among the screen’s most enthralling Shakespeare adaptations and undoubtedly one of the medium’s greatest epics, Akira Ku...
08/06/2021

Among the screen’s most enthralling Shakespeare adaptations and undoubtedly one of the medium’s greatest epics, Akira Kurosawa’s late-career masterwork RAN, starring the legendary Japanese actor Tatsuya Nakadai, screens this Sunday, Aug. 8 (and again on Aug. 14). See the 4K restoration on the big screen!

Tickets: bit.ly/3jlVZEN

Among the screen’s most enthralling Shakespeare adaptations and undoubtedly one of the medium’s greatest epics, Akira Kurosawa’s late-career masterwork RAN, starring the legendary Japanese actor Tatsuya Nakadai, screens this Sunday, Aug. 8 (and again on Aug. 14). See the 4K restoration on the big screen!

Tickets: bit.ly/3jlVZEN

08/04/2021
Trailer: The Viewing Booth (2021)

“A gauntlet thrown down to filmmakers with an old-fashioned belief in the truth” —The Guardian

THE VIEWING BOOTH opens Friday, August 6, in our theaters and in Virtual Cinema. Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz will appear in person for the first show, and Maia Levy, featured in the film, will participate in a Q&A with the director on August 8.

Tickets: bit.ly/2VybxgE

Among Jim Henson's non-puppet projects is THE CUBE, a 1969 avant-garde drama made for NBC’s Experiment in Television ser...
08/04/2021

Among Jim Henson's non-puppet projects is THE CUBE, a 1969 avant-garde drama made for NBC’s Experiment in Television series. The film, directed by Henson and co-written with Jerry Juhl, centers on a man stuck in a box-like room he does not recognize and cannot escape, where he is visited by a series of strange characters, leading him to question his own existence. Join us on August 21, for a screening of the film in our Redstone Theater, featuring a presentation by Karen Falk, Archives Director of The Jim Henson Company who served as guest curator for a recent rotation of new objects in The Jim Henson Exhibition at MoMI, and Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin.

Be sure to visit The Jim Henson Exhibition before or after the screening to see the new material relating to THE CUBE now on view. (Image of Henson on the set of The Cube, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.)

Get tickets: bit.ly/2Vja1z2

Among Jim Henson's non-puppet projects is THE CUBE, a 1969 avant-garde drama made for NBC’s Experiment in Television series. The film, directed by Henson and co-written with Jerry Juhl, centers on a man stuck in a box-like room he does not recognize and cannot escape, where he is visited by a series of strange characters, leading him to question his own existence. Join us on August 21, for a screening of the film in our Redstone Theater, featuring a presentation by Karen Falk, Archives Director of The Jim Henson Company who served as guest curator for a recent rotation of new objects in The Jim Henson Exhibition at MoMI, and Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin.

Be sure to visit The Jim Henson Exhibition before or after the screening to see the new material relating to THE CUBE now on view. (Image of Henson on the set of The Cube, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.)

Get tickets: bit.ly/2Vja1z2

Thank you to all the guests and audiences who joined us at the Museum these past two weekends. If you couldn't make it, ...
08/03/2021
First Look 20/21 online — available through August 8

Thank you to all the guests and audiences who joined us at the Museum these past two weekends. If you couldn't make it, or want to share a new discovery with a friend, check out the festival films that are streaming online (through August 8).

Discover up to 18 exciting festival films from home. Now streaming through August 8. Open for discount offer!

Join us today for the final day of #FirstLookFest, which closes with the wild, animated creature-feature CRYPTOZOO, prec...
08/01/2021

Join us today for the final day of #FirstLookFest, which closes with the wild, animated creature-feature CRYPTOZOO, preceded by a free conversation with writer-director Dash Shaw.

Read our Festival Highlight for the lineup: https://mailchi.mp/movingimage.us/first-look-day-6-080121

See It Big: 70mm! our annual summer series returns August 20–September 10. Check out the lineup and book tickets now: bi...
07/31/2021

See It Big: 70mm! our annual summer series returns August 20–September 10. Check out the lineup and book tickets now: bit.ly/SIB70MM

See It Big: 70mm! our annual summer series returns August 20–September 10. Check out the lineup and book tickets now: bit.ly/SIB70MM

First Look Day 5: Radical documentaries and new experimental work light up today’s lineup. Read the #FirstLookFest highl...
07/31/2021

First Look Day 5: Radical documentaries and new experimental work light up today’s lineup. Read the #FirstLookFest highlight to plan your viewing day.

Images: Searching Eva, Garden City Beautiful, Zero Length Spring.

https://mailchi.mp/movingimage.us/first-look-day-5-073121

The second weekend of First Look 20/21 starts today with very special guests, work-in-progress presentations, and premie...
07/30/2021

The second weekend of First Look 20/21 starts today with very special guests, work-in-progress presentations, and premieres of The Viewing Booth, Bird Talk, and Transnistra! Read about it in our Festival Highlight Day 4: mailchi.mp/movingimage.us/first-look-day-4-073021

The festivities from opening night of First Look 20/21 festival, which featured a reception in our Kaufman Courtyard. Ph...
07/29/2021

The festivities from opening night of First Look 20/21 festival, which featured a reception in our Kaufman Courtyard. Photos by Thanassi Karageorgiou.

A selection of ten programs from First Look Festival are now available for viewing from anywhere in the United States! T...
07/27/2021
Museum of the Moving Image - Programs - First Look 20/21 Online

A selection of ten programs from First Look Festival are now available for viewing from anywhere in the United States! They include the opening night film, Claire Simon’s THE GROCER'S SON, THE MAYOR, THE VILLAGE, AND THE WORLD…; Phillip Warnell’s Astoria-set INTIMATE DISTANCES; STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS, a beautifully shot fable set on the Yugoslav-Italian border; ZINDER, the stunning new film from Niger’s Aicha Macky; and more. Select titles also feature new Q&As with the filmmakers.

See all titles here: https://vimeo.com/museumofthemovingimage/vod_pages

Tickets: $10 features / $5 shorts programs (discounted for members). See them all, including another 8 titles releasing this coming Monday, for $60 ($30 members)! Info here: https://bit.ly/FLOnline21

This year, for the first time, Museum of the Moving Image is making First Look titles available for streaming online. Though First Look remains at its core an in-person festival, gathering filmmakers from around the world in our building in Queens, New York, this new component acknowledges our audie...

Some exciting news: Starting this Friday, July 30, we will present Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE and design materials from th...
07/26/2021

Some exciting news: Starting this Friday, July 30, we will present Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE and design materials from the Amazon Original Limited Series The Underground Railroad in our galleries! Learn more bit.ly/GazeMoMI

Some exciting news: Starting this Friday, July 30, we will present Barry Jenkins's THE GAZE and design materials from the Amazon Original Limited Series The Underground Railroad in our galleries! Learn more bit.ly/GazeMoMI

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The Museum is closed indefinitely and on-site programs are suspended until further notice

As you all know, the Museum’s facility—along with other museums, cultural centers, and movie theaters across the city and the world—has closed temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since we announced this last Friday, March 13, the situation has changed dramatically. The building will remain closed until further notice. While our exhibitions and on-site programs are suspended, our activity has not ceased. As an institution devoted to the moving image—an important conduit for both information and escape in the current moment—we are exploring new ways to continue serving our communities.

In these challenging and unprecedented times, we will continue serving as a “place” of inspiration, communion, and education. Like you, we look forward to the day when we can again meet in person, happily welcoming visitors through our doors. Until then, we are confident in our ability to offer ways to connect in virtual spaces.

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