The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures kicked off Black History Month with Regeneration Summit: A Celebration of Black Cinema, an exciting weekend-long festival ran from February 3-5 programmed in conjunction with its groundbreaking exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971.
In January the museum bade farewell to its inaugural Stories of Cinema rotations of the Significant Movies and Moviemakers and Animation galleries. These spaces closed to the public on January 8 and will reopen on February 19, 2023. The new rotation of Significant Movies and Moviemakers will highlight Casablanca (1942), Boyz N the Hood (1991), and documentarian Lourdes Portillo, while the Animation galleries will feature a fresh offering of stories about your favorite animated films and film artists.
Also in February, the Academy Museum will present Try a Little Tenderness, a screening series programmed by Maya Cade, using tenderness as a guide to navigate Black cinematic history; Preston Sturges Matinees, celebrating four classic comedies from writer-director Preston Sturges; and Enter the VardaVerse: Los Angeles Countercultures 1968–1981 , showcasing the local films of Agnès Varda, the focus of the current Director’s Inspiration gallery.
Films are shown in 35mm, 70mm, or digital laser projection in our beautiful Ted Mann Theater (TMT) or David Geffen Theater (DGT). In some cases, films have been restored by the Academy Film Archive or another film partner. Select screenings include introductions, Q&As, and/or special guests, so please check the website for updates, download the digital film guide, or follow the Academy Museum @academymuseumscreenings on Instagram.