Penn Museum Culture Films

Penn Museum Culture Films Penn Museum shows culture films once per month on Second Sundays (October to March) at 2pm, YOU ARE

Tomorrow is our series premiere, and the Philadelphia premiere of REMATRIATIONWe count ourselves lucky to show this film...
10/07/2023

Tomorrow is our series premiere, and the Philadelphia premiere of REMATRIATION
We count ourselves lucky to show this film to our neighbors and friends. Please join us in the Rainey Auditorium of the Penn Museum at 2pm

Speaking for the trees, because- who will?Visit with us SUNDAY at 2pm, Penn Museum. Everyone can come free or by small d...
10/06/2023

Speaking for the trees, because- who will?
Visit with us SUNDAY at 2pm, Penn Museum. Everyone can come free or by small donation

We invite you to come to the Penn Museum on Sunday and appreciate the work of Pacheedat Elder Bill Jones and others to s...
10/06/2023

We invite you to come to the Penn Museum on Sunday and appreciate the work of Pacheedat Elder Bill Jones and others to save one of the few remaining old growth forests in north America (British Columbia).
REMATRIATION is the film, LANDBACK is the series penn.museum/culturefilms

10/04/2023
Have you been lucky enough to visit a complete old growth forest? A place untouched by humans for thousands of years. We...
10/04/2023

Have you been lucky enough to visit a complete old growth forest? A place untouched by humans for thousands of years.
We invite you to come join us *this Sunday October 8 2pm* at Penn Museum to take in the feeling of ancient forests and get to know the people trying to save them.
Free admission to the film, or make a donation
See you soon!

If you have a two film appetite for next weekend, please see the Stonebreakers at the African American Museum Saturday 1...
09/28/2023

If you have a two film appetite for next weekend, please see the Stonebreakers at the African American Museum Saturday 10/7 @ 7pm then come to us Sunday 10/8 at 2

The Stonebreakers U.S. fall screenings series kicks off today with our VA premiere at Richmond International Film Festival! Check out all the other dates below and keep following us for more updates. 🍂 🎟

Byrd Theater VCU VCU School of World Studies Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò NYU African American Museum in Philadelphia cinéSPEAK Indigenous Peoples Day Philly, Inc The Inserra Chair in Italian & Italian American Studies Montclair State University Carsey-Wolf Center at UCSB UC Santa Barbara Awen Films Grasshopper Film Full Spectrum Features

Sunday October 8 is the launch of our film season Land Back,Rematriation is the film- it’s about an all hands on deck at...
09/28/2023

Sunday October 8 is the launch of our film season Land Back,
Rematriation is the film- it’s about an all hands on deck attempt to save a virgin growth forest in BC- come and be inspired

In celebration of yesterday’s epic climate march in NYC before the UN meets.
09/19/2023

In celebration of yesterday’s epic climate march in NYC before the UN meets.

Trees are time that have become visible- Paul ValeryLes arbres,  c’est le temps devenu visible- disait Paul Valery
09/12/2023

Trees are time that have become visible- Paul Valery

Les arbres, c’est le temps devenu visible- disait Paul Valery

Dear culture film fans, please note that our series roars back for its final season with the theme of LAND BACK under th...
09/05/2023

Dear culture film fans, please note that our series roars back for its final season with the theme of LAND BACK under the Wolf Humanities topic Revolution.
We have a lineup of five programs for you, all free onsite at the Penn Museum with refreshments.
Please join us second Sundays from October to March.

We are gearing up for our final season of Second Sunday Culture Films.Bittersweet.We will be sharing all films about Lan...
08/29/2023

We are gearing up for our final season of Second Sunday Culture Films.
Bittersweet.
We will be sharing all films about Land Back for this season
For a sense of our first film, please visit this "cartoon" from the Nib

Without reducing the global rates of deforestation, humanity probably can’t prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

07/01/2023

EgoPo collaborates with two Indonesian theater companies, Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Kalanari Theatre Movement, to present a contemporary retelling of the ancient epic poem Ramayana.

Grateful and happy to see so many culture film fans today at the finale screening for our 13th seasonWe look so much for...
03/13/2023

Grateful and happy to see so many culture film fans today at the finale screening for our 13th season
We look so much forward to greeting you in person next October for season 14 called

Tomorrow, set aside time to come to our season finaleTwo lovely films about the folklife of food.Morkovcha by Lidiya Kha...
03/11/2023

Tomorrow, set aside time to come to our season finale
Two lovely films about the folklife of food.
Morkovcha by Lidiya Khan
& Fugetsu-do by Kaia Rose
Both filmmakers will join us
See you tomorrow!
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Penn Museum shows culture films once per month on the Second Sunday of the month (October to March) at 2pm. The Culture Films Series is free with museum admission donation.

Once again our season finale falls on the first daylight savings time Sunday!Shasha says no matter, everyone has cell ph...
03/10/2023

Once again our season finale falls on the first daylight savings time Sunday!
Shasha says no matter, everyone has cell phones now...
But just in case! A friendly thought to come on time Sunday at 2
ALSO if you are reluctant to dine indoors because of covid, please note we will have a patio option for the tastings on Sunday. Cheers!

03/08/2023

The Koryo-saram's journey from Korea to Russia to Central Asia is reflected in every dish of morkovcha.

Next Sunday! The party and finale screening, featuring Morkovcha and Fugetsu-Do. Please come join, in person or online.W...
03/05/2023

Next Sunday! The party and finale screening, featuring Morkovcha and Fugetsu-Do.
Please come join, in person or online.
We will have both filmmakers, and the brilliant host Rob Buscher, who teaches in Asian American Studies at Upenn.
If you can make it to the theater, we will have tastings at the end.
See you Sunday!

PS Morkovcha is the orange one!

The beautiful Fugetsu-do Japanese sweets shop in Japantown, Los Angeles is now 4 generations old, and has kept it's folk...
03/02/2023

The beautiful Fugetsu-do Japanese sweets shop in Japantown, Los Angeles is now 4 generations old, and has kept it's folkloric traditions from Japan alive one creation at a time.
Please join us to see Kaia Rose's lovely short film, and enjoy some mochi at the afterparty, * Sunday March 12 at 2pm * at the Penn Museum.
There will also be an online screening option
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In Lidiya Kan's wonderful film Morkovcha, we follow a recipe back to it's place of origin, the homes of Korean people mo...
02/26/2023

In Lidiya Kan's wonderful film Morkovcha, we follow a recipe back to it's place of origin, the homes of Korean people moved inland from the coast of Russia to Uzbekistan. Learn more about this corner of the Korean diaspora and enjoy some morkovcha salad at the after party, Sunday March 12 at 2pm, onsite and Penn Museum.
Online viewing will also be available
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02/24/2023

"We had to live the American Dream twice." Fugetsu-Do is more than a little candy store; since 1903 it has been an anchor for the Japanese-American community…

02/24/2023

Morkovcha, the Korean carrot salad, is an invention of the Russian-Korean diaspora and its essence is symbolic of its mixed identity. The name itself is the ...

https://korea.sas.upenn.edu/events/morkovcha-2021We are so pleased to be working again with the James Joo-Jin Kim Center...
02/24/2023

https://korea.sas.upenn.edu/events/morkovcha-2021
We are so pleased to be working again with the James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies. Thank you Kim Center for the boost!

Co-sponsored Event Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Rob Buscher, in conversation with the filmmakers Penn Asian American Studies Penn Museum Live Online and Onsite at the Penn Museum The 2022-2023 culture film series Folklife, a joyful celebration of local folkways: writing, storytelling, v...

Our finale show for the season will be back in the beautiful Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum. Please join and sta...
02/22/2023

Our finale show for the season will be back in the beautiful Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum. Please join and stay for the cuisine tastings afterward....details at penn.museum/culturefilms

If you are planning your weekend please enjoy our Sunday films, *Wall Stories* by Shashwati Talukdar (see photo) and *Th...
02/10/2023

If you are planning your weekend please enjoy our Sunday films, *Wall Stories* by Shashwati Talukdar (see photo) and *The Calligrapher of Old Delhi* by Ambarien Alqadar
Filmmakers will both appear from far and very far and the wonderful Harjant Gill will join to discuss
ONLINE not onsite this month, free or pay what you wish....
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Next Sunday! Forget the formalities and join us in your pajamas (from home) for our fun double feature of Indian filmspe...
02/05/2023

Next Sunday! Forget the formalities and join us in your pajamas (from home) for our fun double feature of Indian films
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02/03/2023

Shashwati's trailer!

One of the happiest films of our entire series comes up on Feb 12;Shashwati Talukdar's film Wall Stories.Please visit us...
02/02/2023

One of the happiest films of our entire series comes up on Feb 12;
Shashwati Talukdar's film Wall Stories.
Please visit us to enjoy it
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(only online for this event)

In addition to our screening at 2pm on 2/12 online, grad students of CAMRA have joined together to invite Dr. Gill to le...
01/30/2023

In addition to our screening at 2pm on 2/12 online, grad students of CAMRA have joined together to invite Dr. Gill to lead a roundtable discussion about the futures of cultural filmmaking
Anyone is free to join this program, especially exciting for filmmakers an anyone interested in a professional view.
https://upenn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdu-grz0oG9GKk7tVOF8bcHNJoYB72l2O
Special thanks to Indivar Jonnalagadda and Rabani Garg for their work on this event

It is our luck to have the premiere screening of Ambarien Alqadar's film THE CALLIGRAPHER OF OLD DELHI one of the two sh...
01/27/2023

It is our luck to have the premiere screening of Ambarien Alqadar's film THE CALLIGRAPHER OF OLD DELHI one of the two short films from India for our folklife of India program, showing the magic and poetry of one of the last calligraphers working in the old city.
Join online only this month!
please get a spot at penn.museum/culturefilms

Hey everyone! The next screening of SSCF is a shorts double feature, two films from IndiaShashwati Talukdar's  *Wall Sto...
01/23/2023

Hey everyone! The next screening of SSCF is a shorts double feature, two films from India
Shashwati Talukdar's *Wall Stories* together with Ambarien Alqadar's *Calligrapher of Old Delhi*

We are also honored with the presence of Harjant Gill, the great filmmaker and visual anthropology specialist as our host.
Please join us ONLINE for this special program of Indian folklife.

Sunday February 12 at 2pm. Please get a spot at penn,museum/culturefilms

Looking forward to a lively crowd at 2pm online-penn.museum/culturefilms please join early so you will not be blocked ou...
01/08/2023

Looking forward to a lively crowd at 2pm online-
penn.museum/culturefilms
please join early so you will not be blocked out

*At the Edge of the Bazaar* is tomorrow at 2pmpenn.museum/culturefilms
01/07/2023

*At the Edge of the Bazaar* is tomorrow at 2pm
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Do you have tickets yet for Sunday? Free or pay what you wish- please join us ONLINE we will not be in the theater this ...
01/05/2023

Do you have tickets yet for Sunday? Free or pay what you wish- please join us ONLINE we will not be in the theater this month- and we suggest you log on 15 minutes early or circa 1:45 this Sunday...

We hope you get a chance to see this lovely film, further enriched by the conversation of scholars very connected with Uyghur people today.
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Save the date! Next Sunday at 2pm, online only this month. Our screening of *At the Edge of the Bazaar*. This film has f...
01/01/2023

Save the date! Next Sunday at 2pm, online only this month. Our screening of *At the Edge of the Bazaar*. This film has freshly translated subtitles, created for this screening under funding by the Xinjiang Documentation Project
We are so pleased to have two Uyghur experts with us, Darren Byler of UBC and David Dettmann of Penn CEAS.
Looking forward to welcoming you in this new year.

Our January film, AT THE EDGE OF THE BAZAAR takes place in the Uyghur lands within China. Two craftsmen continue the tra...
12/28/2022

Our January film, AT THE EDGE OF THE BAZAAR takes place in the Uyghur lands within China. Two craftsmen continue the tradition of many generations while the country changes around them. Please join host David Dettmann (Penn CEAS) and Darren Byler of British Columbia ONLINE for the screening
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We wish you a beautiful solstice, with time and space to connect with all your natural relatives.
12/21/2022

We wish you a beautiful solstice, with time and space to connect with all your natural relatives.

12/16/2022
The Samuel Fosso show up in Princeton is just great
12/10/2022

The Samuel Fosso show up in Princeton is just great

12/06/2022

The plan for next year's film series is LAND BACK under the Wolf Humanities theme of Revolution
Every where we are seeing the call to return land management to First Nations people. We would love to show this film Rematriation next year, but if you have a chance to see it before then, great.

Sharing this lovely short film on this day of giving and thanks.
11/25/2022

Sharing this lovely short film on this day of giving and thanks.

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Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Why not enjoy an afternoon of "film and chill" with Penn Museum Culture Films and Wolf Humanities Center at Penn on Sunday at 2 pm ET? Welcome Valentine centers on a Hindu temple in India, a priest will marry any couple seeking a union, regardless of familial approval or sexual orientation. Asho follows the title character - a youthful film buff who dreams of becoming an actor/celebrity. Check out the trailer below.

The films will be followed by discussion with Welcome Valentine director, Dhruv Satija, and Bucknell Assistant Professor of History, Beeta Baghoolizadeh.

RSVP and join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/994041551018367
SSCF is proud to be working with Ajam Media Collective by way of it's founder Beeta Baghoolizadeh, one of our speakers for this Sunday's screening.

In case you have not found them yet, Ajam is a Persian culture interest collective, with bloggers from near and far, who follow the many tendrils of Persian cultural influence to be found not only in Iran but in former parts of the Persian empire, which was vast. You can think of Persian influences in north India and Pakistan, but the entire area of eastern Europe hugging the Caspian sea, and beyond.

Check here on FB, also they have a beautiful Instagram page, podcasts, all of which can be found at their site ajammc.com.
We know it's only September, but we wanted to share this wonderful film series put together by the Penn Museum Culture Films and the Wolf Humanities Center at Penn. Celebrating its 10th year, the 2020–21 Culture Films Series will focus on the theme “Syncretism,” the combining of cultural elements. Sunday film screenings begin at 2pm ET and are one-time virtual events, with a Q&A discussion with the director, producer, or cultural expert to follow. The series begins on Oct 11 with Ishaare- gestures and signs in Mumbai.
Coming up on Sunday, March 8th 2020!

"Deaf Child": A film screening and parent panel.

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. is excited to co-present "Deaf Child" with Wolf Humanities Center at Penn, Penn Museum Culture Films and Penn ASL on Sunday, March 8, from 2-4:30 PM. The film centers on Tobias, a deaf child growing up in a hearing family in Holland.

We will also have a panel discussion with local parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children following the film.

The museum has also just been renovated with many new exhibits and displays that are incredible!

Museum and film admission is free to Deaf community members and their families who sign in at the DHCC table at the Penn Museum. Please enter at the Kress entrance (for groups).

Please share widely! We would love to have as many parents and families of Deaf individuals in attendance
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. is excited to co-present "Deaf Child" with Wolf Humanities Center at Penn, Penn Museum Culture Films Sunday event series and Penn ASL on Sunday, March 8, from 2-4:30 PM. The film centers on Tobias, a deaf child growing up in a hearing family in Holland.

We will also have a panel discussion following the film. For more information, please see the link.

The museum has also just been renovated with many new exhibits and displays that are incredible!

Museum and film admission is free to Deaf community members and their families who sign in at the DHCC table at the Penn Museum. Please enter at the Kress entrance (for groups).

Please share widely! We would love to have as many parents and families of Deaf individuals in attendance