50THANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF THE GODFATHER WITH FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, A SPECIAL SCREENING OF PAN’S LABYRINTH WITH GUILLERMO DEL TORO, RETROSPECTIVES OF ISAO TAKAHATA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, AND CECILIA MANGINI, AND RARE SCREENINGS OF RECENTLY RESTORED FILMS.
Ongoing Series including Oscar® Sundays, featuring Oscar-recognized films; Branch Selects, which features films co-programmed with Academy Branches; and Family Matinees.
Los Angeles, Calif., January 25, 2021—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will continue its eclectic calendar of film screenings and public programs this winter with retrospectives of Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, presented in conjunction with the museum’s Hayao Miyazaki exhibition, and Italian directors Cecilia Mangini and Pier Paolo Pasolini, the latter of which launches the Academy Museum’s partnership with Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the release of The Godfather, the museum will be screening the entire trilogy, including a special Academy Museum Member screening of The Godfather (USA, 1972) with Director Francis Ford Coppola. The museum will also host writer-director Guillermo del Toro for a special screening of his film Pan’s Labyrinth (USA, 2006) with an extended conversation about the movie, and screen the world premiere of a brand-new print of Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers, Robert J. Kaplan’s film starring actress Holly Woodlawn, from the Academy Film Archive.
The recurring series Available Space, showcasing experimental and independent film and media, will highlight the work of Johann Lurf and a sampling of restorations by the Academy Film Archive of the films of Stan Brakhage. The museum’s Weekend With… series will feature screenings of films by Moufida Tlatli and Jill Sprecher. Screenings highlighting the films featured in the museum’s core exhibition Stories of Cinema , films curated by members of the Academy branches, movies honored at the Oscars® and Saturday Family Matinees will continue to offer audiences familiar classics and new discoveries. Throughout February, the museum’s ongoing series spotlight the work of film artists, including Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, and the late Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field.
- The Godfather Trilogy:In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Godfather (USA, 1972), the Academy Museum will be screening Francis Ford Coppola’s complete trilogy, concluding with the director’s 2020 recut of the third chapter, in new 4K restorations. The March 21screening is for Academy Museum Members and includes a pre-screening Q&A with Director Francis Ford Coppola. (March 21–24)
- Guillermo del Toro presents Pan’s Labyrinth: A special screening of Pan’s Labyrinth followed by a conversation with writer-director Guillermo del Toro. The film earned six Academy Award nominations including Foreign Language Film, and won for its stunning Art Direction, Cinematography, and Makeup. (Feb 9)
- Everyday Life: The Films of Isao Takahata: Presented in conjunction with the landmark exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, this retrospective includes all of Takahata’s Studio Ghibli features, beginning with the stunning World War II tragedy Grave of the Fireflies (Japan, 1988), as well as a selection of the theatrical films he made earlier in his career. Many of these earlier works also feature collaboration from a young Miyazaki, whom Takahata met when both were working at the famous Toei Animation studio. (Feb 3–16)
- Carnal Knowledge: The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Academy Museum honors the centennial of poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini with a complete retrospective of his narrative films interspersed with some unique short and documentary works from his prolific career, all screening on preserved 35mm prints or new DCPs. (Feb 17–Mar 12)
- Special Screening, Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers:Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new print of this 1972 musical satire from the Academy Film Archive. Directed by Robert J. Kaplan, this nearly lost film stars Andy Warhol Factory superstar and Lou Reed muse Holly Woodlawn, as a small-town girl trying to make it in the Big Apple. (Feb 14)
- Rare Takes: The Works of Cecilia Mangini: In dialogue with the Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective, the Academy Museum presents a series on the work of his collaborator Cecilia Mangini, the first woman to make documentaries in post-war Italy. The retrospective follows her passing at the age of 93 in 2021. (Mar 5–20)
- Weekend With…: The series offering audiences the chance to dive deep into the work of a filmmaker, actor, or key creative over the course of one weekend, continues with:
- Weekend With…Moufida Tlatli: Featuring rarely screened films by Tunisian film editor-turned-director Moufida Tlatli, among them The Silences of the Palace (Tunisia/France, 1994) and The Season of Men (Tunisia/France, 2000). (Feb 19)
- Weekend With…Jill Sprecher: Two days of screenings celebrating the work and influences of Jill Sprecher, director of Clockwatchers (USA, 1998) and Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (USA, 2002), will feature post-screening conversations with the filmmaker. (Mar 18–19)
- Available Space, the Academy Museum’s ongoing series showcasing experimental and independent film and media, will include:
- ★ by Johann Lurf, featuring a screening of the 2022 edition of ★, an epic chronological assembly of sequences of the starry sky from the very beginning of cinema up to the present year (the film is updated annually), preceded by the Vienna-based filmmaker’s short film Twelve Tales Told (Austria, 2004), in which he interweaves a dozen major studio logos to create a cinematic time-sculpture celebrating and satirizing the epic-scale branding of industrial cinema. (Feb 24)
- And Early and Late Brakhage, a sampling of restorations by the Academy Film Archive, with a unique focus on films drawn from Brakhage’s earliest years of production alongside films from his last years of activity, including his final masterpiece of hand-painting Panels for the Walls of Heaven (USA, 2002). (Mar 10)
ONGOING SERIES AND PROGRAMS
- 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 month of February, the museum will highlight Black filmmakers cited at the Oscars and in March films written by women, such as Lilies of the Field (USA, 1963), Moonlight (USA, 2016), When Harry Met Sally… (USA, 1989) and Thelma & Louise (USA, 1991).
- Family Matinees: Held every Saturday for families of all ages, screenings in February will celebrate Black filmmakers and include A Wrinkle in Time (USA, 2018) and Soul (USA, 2020), among others.
- Branch Selects: The series, 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, continues with Citizen Kane (USA, 1941), Doctor Zhivago (USA, 1965), and The Graduate (USA, 1967), among other films that celebrate the achievements of each branch’s craft.
- Stories of Cinema: Featuring screenings of films and filmmakers highlighted in the museum’s core exhibition, the series will continue with I Am Not Your Negro (USA, 2016), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China, 2000), and The Tree of Life (USA, 2011), among others.
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.
REGISTRATION AND TICKETING FOR FILM SCREENINGS AND PROGRAMS
Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available 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.
Beginning in February, admission to daytime film screenings will be $5. This includes Family Matinees.
Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.
Museum Members 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, and exclusive members-only advance film screenings, by visiting the museum’s website.
To visit the museum or attend a program or screening, all visitors must have an advance reservation and
visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test which was taken within 72 hours before arrival at the museum. Digital vaccine records or physical vaccine cards are acceptable proof.
The museum will require visitors to follow all current COVID-19 public health guidelines by the state of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in place at the time of their visit.
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: Lilies of the Field (1963), film still, courtesy of Park Circus; Grave of the Fireflies (1988), film still courtesy of Studio Ghibli/GKIDS; The Godfather (1972), film still, courtesy of courtesy of Paramount Pictures; Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972), film still, courtesy of H.G. Entertainment, Ltd.