Movies at the Museum is now PMA Movies! PMA Movies showcases the best in foreign, classical, and art films.
Tickets are $8/$6 PMA members/$6 students with valid I.D.
Sunday matinees are free for members at the Contributing level and above.
Tickets are sold beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the show at Visitor Experience Desk.
Movie Discounts for Members
Movie punch cards with admission to 10 movies are available exclusively to members for $50—a $10 discount! Members may also purchase advance tickets to select shows. Punch cards and special advance tickets may be purchased at the membership desk at the museum.
Dinner and a Movie
Enjoy a light dinner before a movie! Visit the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions for seasonally inspired soups and salads, gourmet sandwiches, and creative entrees. Beer and wine served.
SiddarthFriday, August 1, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 2 p.m.
Mehendra Saini (Rajesh Tailang) is a worried father in New Dehli, India. Business is bad, and he sends his preteen son to work in a faraway factory. When his son does not return, Saini embarks on a journey to find him, without so much as a photograph to aid him. Saini’s search takes him to the factory, and then to the streets where he fears his son has been abducted and turned into a beggar. This powerful, Dickensian glimpse into the lives of India’s poorest people is evocatively conveyed through the meek Saini and his potentially fruitless quest.
“A cleareyed neorealist film in the tradition of Satyajit Ray… . Its portrayal of impoverished, careworn people barking at one another and protecting their territory in a daily struggle is bracingly hardheaded.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Directed by Richie Mehta
In Hindi with English subtitles
Jodorowsky’s DuneFriday, August 8, 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 9, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.
Director David Lynch’s 1984 epic Dune is beloved by cinephiles and genre fans. This documentary looks at a different effort to bring Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel to the screen: that of Chilean cult hero Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain). The surrealist director attempted for years to get this film off the ground, roping in talent such as Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and French cartoonist Moebius, before ultimately ending in failure. Jodorowsky’s Dune offers a fascinating take on what could have been; it’s one that film buffs will not want to miss.
“Jodorowsky’s Dune is a deeply moving testament to single-minded, indefatigable commitment of creative vision and to an almost spiritual ability to let that vision go, thereby allowing it to exist in the world in an entirely unexpected form.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Co-presented by SPACE Gallery.
Directed by Frank Pavich
Life ItselfFriday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 16, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m.
It’s Member Appreciation Week! PMA Members may attend one free screening of this weekend. It’s just another way of thanking you for being a member! Not a member? Join today and enjoy Life Itself for free.
This documentary by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) walks us through the life of the late, great Roger Ebert, from his childhood in Urbana, Illinois, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times, to his TV career with Gene Siskel, to his marriage to Chaz Hammelsmith, and finally the bout with cancer that took his voice. Based on Ebert’s wonderful, bestselling memoir, this heartwarming film celebrates a man who helped popularize film criticism and grew to become one of America’s strongest media voices.
“A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves” — Scott Foundas, Variety
Co-presented by SPACE Gallery.
Directed by Steve James
The Girl on the TrainFriday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m.
This low-budget thriller stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as a filmmaker who, while journeying to shoot a documentary about a Holocaust survivor, strikes up a conversation with a young woman (Nicki Aycox) on a train and soon finds himself with a bandaged hand, being interrogated by the police. The story of what happened is slowly unveiled through a labyrinth of flashbacks, loaded dialogue, plot twists, and philosophical asides.
“A heady, slippery, and thoroughly entertaining neo-noir… . the film’s structure is sound and always compelling, with enough twists to surprise us and not so many that the narrative would crumble under a mountain of implausible revelations.” — John Thomason, Boca Magazine
Directed by Larry Brand
Half of a Yellow SunFriday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Thandie Newton (Beloved) play Odenigbo and Olanna—two lovers during the Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s. They are passionate about politics but must navigate a time of unthinkable violence and brace for the possibility of a newly independent nation. Their experiences are compared to that of Olanna’s sister (Anika Noni Rose), who marries an English writer (Joseph Mawle). Based on the celebrated novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“While streamlining the author’s fragmented narrative, Bandele has taken care to preserve the feminist thrust that sees heroine Olanna (a glowing Thandie Newton) pass from carefree society belle to reluctant domesticity.” — Mike McCahill, The Telegraph
Directed by Biyi Bandele