Before the world started watching “talkies” in the late 1920s, silent film had just established itself as a higher art form.
This July, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Painted Poetry on Film series will continue with three Japanese films spanning the 1950s to the 1990s. Japan has a rich film heritage and the screenings include films from some of the country’s most important filmmakers: Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Masaki Kobayashi.
The Cleveland Museum of Art's film program functions like a year-round film festival. Art house and indie film fans have the opportunity to see unique and beautiful films from around the world each week.The September-October film schedule brings movies from Portugal, France, Britain, Poland, China, Belgium, Germany, Japan and the United States.
Hollywood has a long and complicated history of portraying Native American peoples. In March and April, the Cleveland Museum of Art will play host to a special film series that examines not only this legacy, but also the contemporary filmmakers who are bringing a new perspective to the image of American Indians on screen.
You’ve seen the exhibition, and now you can see the man … well, versions of the man played by various actors. We’re holding a Gauguin film festival during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day with three films based on Gauguin’s life.