Moving Images Film Series

Select Thursdays, 6 p.m. | Fath Auditorium

Moving Images is a film series that occurs on the first Thursday of every month. Cincinnati Art Museum curators select new and classic films about or by artists and designers. FREE and open to the public. Reservations not required.


Upcoming Programs:


April 5, 2018 | 6 p.m.Cleopatra

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 1934, 102 minutes

One of DeMille’s most ambitious spectacles, this adaptation of the epic historical drama showcases a captivating Claudette Colbert in the title role. The queen of Egypt resolves to save her throne, luring Roman leaders Julius Caesar (Warren William) and Marc Antony (Henry Wilcoxon) with the riches of exotic lands and her own seductive powers. Featuring lavish sets and costumes that nod to a Roaring Twenties influence, the opulent production predates the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton version of 1963, and is the type of film for which master showman DeMille was best known. 

Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings Peter Jonathan Bell will introduce the film, highlighting its connection to Guido Cagnacci’s intriguing painting Death of Cleopatra – on view in Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death.


May 3, 2018 | 6 p.m. : Hero

Directed by Zhang Yimou, 2002 (2004 U.S. release), 99 minutes

With supernatural skill, a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire’s most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat.

Curatorial Assistant for Asian Arts Lynne Pearson will introduce the film, highlighting the connections to CAM’s exciting special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China.

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June 7, 2018 | 6 p.m. : C. F. Payne An American Illustrator

Directed by Tony Moorman, written by Woodrow J. Hinton III and Tony Moorman, 2017, 98 minutes

Bio-documentary of artist and professor C.F. Payne. A discussion with film writer Woodrow J. Hinton III and writer, director, and producer Tony Moorman will follow the screening.


August 2, 2018 | 6 p.m. : Robert McCloskey’s Homer Price Stories

Come enjoy the stories of Robert McCloskey on the big screen! Follow the adventures of Homer Price in live action short films (each approximately 20 minutes) The Doughnuts and The Case of the Cosmic Comet. 


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