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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.

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Upcoming Programs:



October 5, 2017 | 6 p.m. : Under the Starry Sky (Des Étoiles) 

Directed by Dyana Gaye, 2013, 88 minutes, French/English subtitles

From Dakar to Turin and New York, Senegalese director Dyana Gaye’s film follows three migrant destinies. As diverse journeys cross paths in dynamic global cities, the film compels viewers to think about exile and displacement but also the hopes, dreams, and possibilities that lead people to leave and to return.

This film is selected in dialogue with current exhibition Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me. Referencing her own diaspora experience, Pakistani-American artist Agha makes intricate laser-cut steel cubes that, when lit from within, transform the gallery with light and shadow. Through these immersive installations, Agha aims to create a space of belonging and shared experience.  

Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities Ainsley M. Cameron hosts this special screening, with an introduction by Thérèse Migraine-George, Professor of French and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and post-film discussion with Michael Gott, director of programming at the Center for Film & Media Studies at UC.

Sponsored by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies

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November 2, 2017 | 6 p.m. : Loving Vincent

Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, 2017, 94 minutes, rated PG-13

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, the film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frams is an oil-painting, hand-painted by professional oil-painters. 

Join us for Loving Vincent’s Cincinnati premiere beginning at 6:30, preceded at 6:00 by a special talk by Associate Curator of European Paintings, sculpture and Drawings Peter Bell. 

This event is free and open to the public, but due to space limitations, ticketed reservations are required. The premiere will take place in the Fath Auditorium.

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You can also catch Loving Vincent at the Esquire Theatre November 3–9. Discounted tickets are available for CAM members if you select ESQ CAM Museum Admission at checkout. More info


December 7, 2017 | 6 p.m. : Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision

Directed by David Lebrun, 2004, 60 minutes

This visually stunning documentary tells the story of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919), whose remarkable discoveries in the depths of the sea united concepts of art and science. Images by nineteenth-century painters, graphic artists, photographers and scientific illustrators are brought to life through innovative animation, revealing Haeckel’s profound influence on biology, art, psychology, literature, and more. 

Haeckel’s achievements and the ideas explored in this film relate closely to the current exhibition Ana England: Kinship. England creates sculptural work that prompts reflection on the connections between us and consideration of the profound tapestry of kinship in our existence. Her work titled Drift (2016) was directly inspired by Haeckel’s study of radiolarian, one-celled creatures of the sea.

Join us for this screening with an introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Svea Bräunert, Visiting Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

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