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Movies at the Museum

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

Movies at the Museum is presented in collaboration with Aspen Film free of charge.

Summer Movies at the Museum: Literary Classics, Adapted Modern

A good story can be endlessly reimagined. In this summer’s film series, Aspen Film and the AAM present three films that adapt classic literary works through a modern lens. These cinematic stories are infused with bold artistic expression, and ultimately reveal the human desire across time and cultures to make sense of our world. Each film stands as a unique work while connecting to larger allegories told from the ancient world through to the recent release of Native Son (2019), directed by AAM-exhibiting artist Rashid Johnson.

Wednesday, June 26, 8 PM
Black Orpheus (1959)
Directed by Marcel Camus
Not Rated
107 min

Friday, July 26, 8 PM
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Rated PG-13
120 min

Wednesday, August 21, 8 PM
Native Son (2019)
Directed by Rashid Johnson
Rated TV-MA
104 min

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council