Upcoming Film, Education, and Public Programs at the Academy Museum.

June –July Film, Education, and Public Programs

Los Angeles, Calif. – This summer, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures launches the film series Summer of Love, celebrating big screen romances from the 1990s, including Love Jones (1997), a new 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and much more. The museum will also be the exclusive Los Angeles venue for the first-ever US retrospective of Hungarian screenwriter and director Márta Mészáros; as well as 40th anniversary screenings of cult classic fantasy film The Last Unicorn (1982), with author/screenwriter Peter Beagle in attendance for a Q&A, and groundbreaking gay romance Making Love (1982)—with a Q&A featuring A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

On June 3, teens are invited to a screen-printing poster workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art, and later that evening, at 7pm in the David Geffen Theater, activists Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria will be in conversation on how film can have an impact on social change. On June 26, Carlos López Estrada will discuss poetry and the inspirations behind his film Summertime (2020). Our June Calm Morning program—our sensory-friendly activities—and accommodative screening, will focus on early cinema through explorations of our exhibition The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, while July will focus on the fantastical worlds.

Films are shown in 35mm, 70mm, and digital laser projection in our beautiful 288-seat Ted Mann Theater (TMT) and 1,000-seat 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 our website for updates, download our digital film guide, or follow us @academymuseumscreenings on Instagram.

Education and Public Programs

Activism and Film: Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria in Conversation
Fri, Jun 3 | 7pm | DGT
Exploring the intersections of activism and filmmaking, American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be in conversation with actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, and activist Eva Longoria. The Walt Disney Company Piazza will be activated with music and local food vendors and a poster screen-printing workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art for teens leading up to the talk.

My Place in the Sun
Book Signing | Fri, Jun 10 | 5pm | Academy Museum Store
In the book My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington, George Stevens Jr. emerges from the shadow of his celebrated Hollywood director father to claim his own place as a visionary force in American culture. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with author George Stevens Jr.

Building Character: Animation
Sat, June 11 | 6pm | TMT
Learn about the process of creating a character in animation with Renato dos Anjos and Kira Lethtomaki (EncantoWreck-It Ralph).

Grease: The Directors Notebook
Book Signing | Sat, Jun 11 | 1pm | Academy Museum Store
Released more than four decades ago, Grease (1978) is one of the highest-grossing musical films of all time and a bona fide global sensation with legions of devoted fans across generations. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with Grease director Randal Kleiser.

Film and Poetry with Carlos López Estrada and Get Lit
Sun, Jun 26 | 5pm | TMT
Academy Award-nominated director Carlos López Estrada will talk about the influence and inclusion of poetry in his films. He will discuss his film Summertime (2020)—a collaboration with the youth poetry organization Get Lit. An accompanying poetry workshop for teens will be facilitated by poets from Get Lit, during which teens can create poems about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city.

Calm Mornings
Calm Mornings is an ongoing monthly program that creates an environment for all visitors to enjoy less-sensory-stimulating spaces with moderated sound and lighting displays. In June, visitors are invited to explore the magic of pre-cinematic optical toys before an 11am accommodative screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) in the Ted Mann Theater. The July program will encourage visitor to explore fantastical worlds featured in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, followed by the 11am accommodative screening of The Red Turtle (2016) in the Ted Mann Theater.

Film Programs

Summer of Love: 1990s Romances
June 2–July 30
The 1990s saw the release of many iconic romance films that forged paths for ones to come by pushing the boundaries of the genre. From the comic to the repressed, the doomed to the joyfully queer, the last decade of the 20th century expanded conventional notions of love. We invite you to come spend this summer of love with us. The series kicks off with a 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991) with an introduction by community partner Visual Communications.

Mississippi Masala
Thu, Jun 2 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

But I’m a Cheerleader with Point Break
Sat, Jun 4 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Age of Innocence
Fri, Jun 17 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

The Watermelon Woman with Greetings from Africa
Sat, Jun 18 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Best Man
Sun, Jun 19 | 2pm | TMT | 35mm

Love Jones
Fri, Jun 24 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

My Own Private Idaho
Thu, Jun 30 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Before Sunrise
Fri, Jul 1 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mmSleepless in Seattle
Fri, Jul 8 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Double Happiness with Beau Travail
Sat, Jul 9 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Happy Together with Chungking Express
Fri, Jul 15 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Out of Sight
Sat, Jul 16 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Fri, Jul 22 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Jerry Maguire
Fri, Jul 29 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Strictly Ballroom with Romeo + Juliet
Sat, Jul 30 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm
Márta Mészáros
June 3–July 7
The Academy Museum is honored to show the West Coast debut of the first US retrospective of pioneering Hungarian filmmaker Márta Mészáros. The series includes 11 titles, complete with Diary for My Children, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
The Girl with  Binding Sentiments
Fri, Jun 3 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls! with Riddance
Thu, Jun 9 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Adoption with Nine Months
Fri, Jun 10 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Heiresses with The Two of Them
Thu, Jun 16 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Diary for My Children with Diary for My Lovers
Sat, Jun 25 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Diary for My Mother and Father
Thu, Jul 7 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP
Special Screenings

A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg
Sat, Jun 11 | 7:30pm | TMT
Serge Bromberg presents his most astounding film discoveries in a unique one-man-show, accompanying these rare films on the piano, honoring the way they were originally featured. In addition, Bromberg speaks about the origin of the films—and in these stories, fact is often stranger than fiction.

Making Love
Thu, Jun 23 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP
This 40th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking film, which tells the story of a man coming to terms with his sexuality, will be followed by a Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

The Last Unicorn
Sat, Jul 30 | 3pm | DGT | DCP
Voiced by actors Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, and Angela Lansbury, this animated fantasy film also celebrates its 40th anniversary. Screenwriter and author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker will be on hand for a Q&A.
Family Matinees
Every Saturday, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. All movies in this series are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted. The final Family Matinee of every month is an accommodative screening where we offer open captioning, keep the theater dimly lit, and maintain a lower volume for neurodivergent viewers. This June, the programming is celebrating LACMA’s exhibition City of Cinema: Paris 1895–1907 by taking a journey back to the dawn of cinema in the City of Lights. In July, programming will feature Academy Award-honored family-friendly summer movies.
Hugo in 3D
Sat, Jun 4 | 11am | TMT | DCP

Shorts Program: The Mysterious Screen
Sat, Jun 11 | 11am | TMT

Shorts Program: The Magic Cinema of Georges Méliès
Sat, Jun 18 | 11am | TMT

Hugo (Accommodative Screening)
Sat, Jun 25 | 11am | TMT | DCP

The Princess Bride
Sat, Jul 2 | 11am | TMT | 35mmDick Tracy
Sat, Jul 9 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

Sat, Jul 16 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Sat, Jul 23 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

The Red Turtle (Accommodative Screening)
Sat, Jul 30 | 11am | TMT | DCP

The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of our generous partners, including:

Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 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. Gigi Pritzker Pucker and the Pritzker Foundation in generous support of social impact programs. 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 in celebration of Mexican Cinema. Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.

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