Past/Future/Present Film Series: Central Station

Aug 27, 2017, 2pm
Central do Brasil • Walter Salles • 1998 Rated R • 1h 53min • Portuguese with English subtitles Free for Members Included with general admission One of the most acclaimed and beloved Brazilian films to date, Central Station (Central do Brasil) presents the unexpected emotional journey shared by Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), a retired school teacher embittered by poverty, and a young boy, Josué. After an accident leaves Josué abandoned in Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Central Station, Dora begrudgingly accompanies the boy in search of the father he never knew – moving further from the city and into the heart of Brazil’s remote Northeast. Together the two embark on a journey of the hear... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Vidas Secas

Sep 17, 2017, 2pm
Vidas secas • Nelson Pereira dos Santos • 1963 Unrated • 1h 43min • Portuguese with English subtitles Set in the early 1940s, Pereira dos Santos’ Cinema Novo classic Vidas secas (Barren Lives) depicts two years in the lives of a family struggling to survive the drought-ravaged, landowner-dominated sertão of Brazil's Northeast. Stark in its imagery, Vidas secas remains a powerful portrayal of the oppressed. At the time of its release in Brazil, this film was considered the absolute last word as a realistic filmic depiction of the marginalized. Today it seems much more—a mystically intense pilgrim's progress through an unending purgatory with no other side. Free for Members and includ... (View more)

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

Sep 24, 2017, 2pm
$15 for Museum Members and students with ID $18 for non-Members   Does not include general admission “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...   Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.   Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.   Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes... (View more)

Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

Sep 27, 2017, 6:30pm
Free and open to the public Spaces are limited RSVP required   I Am Not Your Negro ‧ 2016 ‧ Raoul Peck ‧ 1h 33min  In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript.  Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America,... (View more)

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