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Movies at the Museum

  • Jan 31, 2018

    • This winter, the AAM and Aspen Film present the Movies at the Museum program “Two Places,” featuring films that provide diverse perspectives on places that are often defined by stereotypes: Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. Complementing the nuanced looks at these places by AAM exhibiting artists Zoe Crosher and Thomas Struth, the pairing of a short film and feature-length film presents refreshing alternatives to clichéd representations of two global locations.

      Short Film: A Day’s Pleasure (1919)

      Directed by Charlie Chaplin
      Not Rated
      24 min

      This early example of classic, silent film comedy stars Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp on a hijinks-filled excursion with his family throughout Los Angeles.

      Feature Film: L.A. Story (1991)

      Directed by Mick Jackson
      Rated PG-13
      95 min

      With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

  • Feb 21, 2018

    • This winter, the AAM and Aspen Film present the Movies at the Museum program “Two Places,” featuring films that provide diverse perspectives on places that are often defined by stereotypes: Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. Complementing the nuanced looks at these places by AAM exhibiting artists Zoe Crosher and Thomas Struth, the pairing of a short film and feature-length film presents refreshing alternatives to clichéd representations of two global locations.

      Short Film: Hounds (2016)

      Directed by Omer Tobi
      Not Rated
      30 min

      After sixteen years, Iris Kadosh has received a promotion in her post as museum guard in the National Art Museum. Shortly after, an important sculpture is damaged and a comedic drama unfolds.

      Feature Film: Dancing in Jaffa (2013)

      Directed by Hilla Medalia
      Not Rated
      90 min

      This documentary follows renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine as he takes his program “Dancing Classrooms” back to his hometown, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.