Academy Museum Announces Film and Public Programming Through January 2022


Los Angeles, Calif., November 8, 2021The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a robust calendar of more than 100 film screenings and public programs through January 2022 that will take place in the museum’s David Geffen Theater, Ted Mann Theater, and educational spaces.

“We have been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to our inaugural programs. We feel the excitement growing among film lovers to experience the Academy Museum as a new destination to watch films and learn more about their creation and their impact,” said Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “Today we are excited to share additional details of our programs, highlighting the dynamic range of artists that have shaped cinema.”

“The museum’s programming teams have worked to develop a robust and dynamic schedule of screenings and discussions that inspire our visitors to dive deeper into our exhibitions. While the schedule certainly offers something for everyone, we also encourage visitors to allow themselves to be introduced to new directors and artists, genres and topics,” said Bernardo Rondeau, Senior Director of Film Programs.


  • The Art and Science of Cinema, featuring Mary Sweeny, Jonas Kaplan, and Chloé Zhao.Join Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao in conversation with BAFTA-winning editor Mary Sweeny and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan as they explore the shared motivations and creative process of artists and scientists. The evening will be a conversation about filmmaking skills, particularly editing, about Zhao’s inventive blend of documentary and narrative forms, about dreams and storytelling, and about the parallel inquiry that filmmakers and neuroscientists undertake into the nature of perception and reality. (November 20)
  • Available Space, which will showcase experimental and independent film and media, including artist retrospectives, historical and contemporary films, expanded cinema performance, special guest events, and restorations from international archives, as well as our own Academy Film Archive.
  • Branch Selects, which will screen 52 titles over the span of 2022 curated by members of the 17 branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The series offers a unique chronology, from silent cinema to contemporary films, that celebrate the achievements of each branch’s craft.


  • Vienna in Hollywood: Émigrés and Exiles in the Studio System: This series is presented in conjunction with the symposium Vienna in Hollywood: The Influence and Impact of Austrians on the Hollywood Film Industry, 1920s–2020s . Co-organized by the Academy Museum, the University of Southern California (USC), and the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles. From December 10 and 11, this film series explores the impact of Austrian émigrés in the classical era of Hollywood. (December 11 – January 31, 2022)
  • Roberto Gavaldón: The work of Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón spans the cultural divide at the center of Mexican national cinema, embracing both rural sagas of peasant life (the genre made internationally famous by Gavaldón’s contemporary, Emilio Fernández) and urban dramas centered on moneyed professionals (as in the cosmopolitan work of Julio Bracho). This program explores Gavaldón’s, which is only now being rediscovered. (January 6–23, 2022)
  • Governors Awards Honorees: To highlight the work of the 2022 Governors Awards honorees—Danny Glover (Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award), Samuel L. Jackson (Honorary Oscar), Elaine May (Honorary Oscar), and Liv Ullmann (Honorary Oscar)—the Academy Museum is pleased to screen select films that showcase these artists’ talents and their contributions to the art of cinema. (January 12–17, 2022)
  • With Drawn Arms: This standalone screening of the 2020 film With Drawn Arms will feature an introduction by Lyndon Barrois, and a post-screening panel with: Co-Directors Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi, Tommie Smith, Executive Producer Jesse Williams, co-moderated by Jacqueline Stewart and Rhea Combs. (December 4)
  • Animating Realities: Documentary Social Impact Shorts: In a matter of minutes (or seconds), a documentary short film can convey the complexities of a lived reality. In this selection of shorts, each film employs different approaches to storytelling. The screening will be followed by a conversation will take place between Co-Founder & President of BRON Media Corporation Brenda Gilbert, and Academy Award-nominated producers Jinko Gotoh. (December 4)
  • Weekend With… Shahrbanoo Sadat: Weekend With… is a series that offers audiences the chance to dive deep into the work of a filmmaker, actor, or key creative over the course of one weekend. (The three-day series on the award-winning Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat begins on January 29, 2022)


  • Hayao Miyazaki: In conjunction with the Academy Museum’s landmark exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, the museum presents an ongoing retrospective of the Academy Award-winning filmmaker’s feature work. (Continues through January 1)
  • Satyajit Ray: 1955–1968: The Academy Museum continues its centennial celebration of writer, director, and composer Satyajit Ray (1921–1992). December’s screenings focus on Ray’s prolific and prodigious 1960s output and showcase prints restored by the Academy Film Archive. Part 2 of this series will take place in 2022. (December 2–22)
  • Sound Off: A Celebration of Women Composers: This wide-ranging series began in November and concludes with two documentaries, a sci-fi classic, and a modern coming-of-age story. This series is presented in conjunction with the Academy Museum’s Composer gallery, curated in collaboration with Oscar-winner Hildur Guðnadóttir. (December 3–14)
  • Stories of Cinema: featuring screenings of films highlighted in the museum’s core exhibition, including Chasing Coral (USA, 2017), Fantastic Mr. Fox (USA, 2009), and The Age of Innocence (USA, 1993).
  • Oscar® Sundays: held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, this series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards. For the months of December and January, we are exploring films with the theme of homecoming, which will include titles such as It’s A Wonderful Life (USA, 1946), The Awful Truth (USA, 1937), and Rebecca (USA, 1940).
  • Family Matinees: held every Saturday for families of all ages, screenings will include Little Women (USA, 1994), Elf (USA, 2003), and Lassie Come Home (USA, 1943).

Future film programs launching in early 2022 include screenings of the works of guest artists Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar.

In addition, education and family programs will be ongoing at the Academy Museum. Programs will take place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters, and the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and will include, family studio activities, family matinee screenings, and in-gallery tours. ASL interpreted tours for hard of hearing and deaf communities and visual description tours for low vision and blind communities will be offered monthly as well as accommodative Calm Mornings and family film screenings for neurodivergent viewers. A full schedule of family matinees may be accessed here.

You can see the full schedule of the Academy Museum’s film screenings and public and educational programs here.

Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets will be available beginning August 5. Tickets will be available only through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website.

Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for college students, $5 for children (age 17 and younger), and $8 for Museum Members.

Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.

Museum Members will receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Visitors can learn more about membership benefits, which include a 10% discount in the Academy Museum Store, exclusive members-only advance film screenings, and access to a ticket presale, by visiting the museum’s website.


The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of our generous partners, including:
The Richard Roth Cinema-Arts Fund to showcase global cinema.
Participant in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism.
Ruderman Family Foundation in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming.
Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in support of Academy Museum programs focused on science and technology in film and the science and technology of film.
Donors to our fund in support of AAPI programming, including Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited.
The generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision, which is co-presenting Roberto Galvadón, the first of three film series that celebrates Mexican cinema.
Mexico’s two major film archives, the Cineteca Nacional and the Filmoteca de la UNAM, to whom we are grateful for making the Roberto Galvadón program possible.
Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.

IMAGE CREDITS (left to right): Chloé Zhao, Photo by Jake Sigl; Elf (2003), film still, Courtesy of Warner Bros.; Max Steiner, circa 1932, Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library, Core Collection, Biography Files, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Photo: Fred Hendrickson;  En la palma de tu mano (1951), film still, courtesy of Televisa

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About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Academy Museum Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries will be open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

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