PMA Films

PMA Films

After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, "Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf," immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

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Show Times
  • Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

From screenings inspired by PMA exhibitions to new work by local and emerging talent to conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars, PMA Films offers cinematic experiences that you can’t find anywhere else.



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In the late 50s, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were just four Liverpudlian teenagers who decided to play music. With no formal training and no ability to read or write music, they tried to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history (and the world) forever. In this filmed lecture, musicologist Scott Freiman traces the birth of the Beatles from their days as the Quarrymen to their first visit to EMI Studios and the recording of “Love Me Do.”

Show Times
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
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When the Beatles' spectacular feature Yellow Submarine debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognizable as a landmark film that merged still-wondrous visual splendour with a fantasy-adventure tale filled with peace, love, and hope. Better still is the music itself—the incredible animation is combined with a brilliant soundtrack of Beatles songs including "Eleanor Rigby," "When I'm 64," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," and "All You Need Is Love."

Show Times
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.

Show Times
  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 2:00pm