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
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.
More Than HoneyFriday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.
The latest estimates suggest that in the United States, a total of 1.5 million beehives (out of 2.4 million total) have disappeared across 27 states. In Germany, according to the national beekeepers association, one fourth of all colonies have been destroyed, with losses reaching up to 80% on some farms. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive—all over the planet. Scientists have named the phenomenon “colony collapse disorder,” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth.
Through interviews with beekeepers and scientists around the world, this fascinating documentary by Markus Imhoof examines colony collapse disorder from many angles, including the theoretical causes, the possible impact, and ways to subvert potential disaster.
“What’s really frightening about Honey isn’t what a hive of angry bees might do to us, but what we’ve done to them.” –Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
Directed by Markus Imhoof, 2012
Men at LunchSaturday, December 14, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Charles C. Ebbett’s photograph Lunch Atop a Skyscraper —in which 11 construction workers sit precariously yet comfortably atop a steel girder during the construction of Rockefeller Center in 1932—is so iconic and memorable that you can conjure it in your imagination with a mere mention.
Seán Ó Cualáin’s absorbing documentary explores some of the questions that we’ve all wondered about the photo—primarily, who were these people? In the process of answering that question, he touches on subjects ranging from New York industrialists’ race to build the tallest skyscrapers to the immigrant workers who labored on the buildings in the midst of the Great Depression.
“Men At Lunch is a documentary about the picture’s resonance as a symbol of Everymen and about the mystery of who those men really were.” –Miriam Bale, The New York Times
Directed by Seán Ó Cualáin, 2012
Enzo Avitabile Music LifeFriday, December 20, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 2 p.m.
Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme has crafted some of the most beloved musical-performance films of all time, including Stop Making Sense and Neil Young: Heart of Gold. In his latest such effort, he trains his lens on Italian jazz-fusion saxophone player Enzo Avitabile for a film that is a documentary on the musician’s life and, through the lively score, a celebration of his art.
The film is distributed by Waterville, Maine’s Shadow Distribution.
“Demme has crafted yet another superb document of musicians at work, one as much about creation-and the sources of inspiration-as it is about performance.” –Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Directed by Jonathan Demme, 2013
MaidentripThursday, December 26, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 27, 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 28, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 29, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31, 2 p.m.
(Please note this film contains some profanity.)
This documentary, which won the Audience Award at the 2013 Camden International Film Festival, centers on 14-year-old Laura Dekker and her extraordinarily brave attempt to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
Jillian Schlesigner created Maidentrip by editing footage that the fiercely independent Dekker shot - both of her surroundings and of herself, narrating to the camera - on her two-year voyage. The film also tackles Dekker’s yearlong fight with Dutch authorities to get the opportunity for the trip.
“Jillian Schlesinger’s first feature, made in collaboration with Dekker and composed largely of footage that the hardy adventurer shot herself, is both low-key and lyrical as it focuses on the mundane and the magnificent.” –Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Jillian Schlesinger, 2013
Dutch and English with English subtitles