April-May Film programs at The Academy Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures continues their devotion to the movie industry, and its storied history, with their upcoming film screening series.

In addition to their ongoing series—Available SpaceBranch SelectsFamily Matinees, and Oscar® Sundays—this spring, they will screen a series on French filmmaker Chris Marker; films by directors Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee; six films by Kinuyo Tanaka; and encore presentations of movies by Hayao Miyazaki

Films are shown in 35mm, 70mm, and digital laser projection in their 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 the official website for updates, download their digital film guide , or follow them @academymuseumscreenings on Instagram.


Forever a Woman: Six Films by Kinuyo Tanaka
April 13–April 27

The Academy Museum is honored to pay tribute to Tanaka’s monumental place in film history with a retrospective comprising six rare and newly restored films.

Love Letter with Girls of the Night​​​

Wed, Apr 13 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Forever a Woman with The Moon Has Risen 
Wed, Apr 20 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Wandering Princess with Love Under the Crucifix

Wed, Apr 27 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP


Pedro Almodóvar
April 2–May 6

This selection of films by the singular Spanish auteur, who co-curated the gallery Installation: Pedro Almodóvar, captures the breadth of his distinct oeuvre.

What Have I Done to Deserve This? 
with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Sat, Apr 2 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP & 35mm

High Heels
Sat, Apr 9 | 5pm | TMT | DCP
Law of Desire with Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Sat, Apr 9 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

The Flower of My Secret
Sat, Apr 16 | 5pm | TMT | 35mm
Live Flesh with Kika
Sat, Apr 16 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm
All About My Mother with Bad Education
Thu, Apr 28 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm
Sat, Apr 30 | 5pm | TMT | 35mm
Talk to Her with The Skin I Live In
Sat, Apr 30 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm
Broken Embraces
Fri, May 6 | 3pm | TMT

Hayao Miyazaki Encores
April 1–May 27

In celebration of the final months of the exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum is screening seven key films by the legendary director. All will screen on English-subtitled 35mm prints, most newly-struck by the Academy Film Archive.


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Fri, Apr 1 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Castle in the Sky
Fri, Apr 8 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
My Neighbor Totoro​​​
Fri, Apr 15 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Princess Mononoke
Fri, Apr 29 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Spirited Away
Fri, May 6| 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Howl’s Moving Castle
Fri, May 13 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Fri, May 27 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm

Branch Selects – Ongoing

Working with members of Academy Branches, the Academy Museum presents a weekly series: Branch Selects. Films in the Branch Selects series screen every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the David Geffen Theater. In April and May, the films were chosen by the Cinematographers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists, Costume Designers, Casting Directors, Executives, Writers, and Visual Effects branches, respectively.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Tue, Apr 5 | 7:30pm | DGT | 70mm
Selected by the Cinematographers Branch.

Planet of the Apes
Tue, Apr 12 | 7:30pm | DGT | DCP
Selected by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch.

Midnight Cowboy
Tue, Apr 19 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Selected by the Costume Designers Branch.

The Last Picture Show
Tue, Apr 26 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mm
Selected by the Casting Directors Branch.

Lady Sings the Blues
Tue, May 3 | 7:30pm | DGT | DCP
Selected by the Casting Directors Branch.
The Godfather Part II
Tue, May 10 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mmSelected by the Executives Branch.

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Tue, May 17 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mmSelected by the Casting Directors Branch.

Dog Day Afternoon
Tue, May 24 | 7:30pm | DGT | 35mmSelected by the Writers Branch.

Star Wars
Tue, May 31 | 7:30pm | DGT | 70mmSelected by the Visual Effects Branch.

Sponsors: The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of their 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.
Cinecittá 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 in celebration of Mexican Cinema.
Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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