Celebrate the art of cinema at the Cincinnati Art Museum.


Upcoming events:


September 23, 2021 | 7:30p.m.
In-Person outdoor screening, CAM parking lot
FREE, refreshments available for purchase


Directed by John Frankenheimer, 1964, 133 minutes. Unrated; includes scenes with violence
Film introduction by Dr. Valerie Weinstein

Join for an open-air screening of John Frankenheimer’s 1964 thriller, The Train. Inspired by the memoires of art historian and French Resistance spy Rose Valland, the plot centers on a railway Resistance worker’s fight to stop a train shipment of French works of art to Germany. Starring Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield.

Special guest Valerie Weinstein (Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Niehoff Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati) will introduce the film, exploring its portrayal of the intersections of art, nations, and power.

Presentation begins at 7:45 p.m.; feature film begins at 8:00 p.m.

*This event is outdoors in the CAM parking lot, near the top of Art Climb. In the event of rain/severe weather, this event will be canceled.

Guests should bring their own chairs/seating. Refreshments available for purchase.

If you need accessibility accommodations for this event, please email [email protected]. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure accommodations can be made.


Selected past events and series

Moving Images, At Home

April 2020–June 2021

At its heart, Moving Images is about bringing communities together in the museum. Beginning in spring 2020, when the impact of COVID-19 prevented safe gathering in theater spaces, we collaborated with filmmakers, scholars, and other friends in the local film community to share a monthly selection of recommendations for our audiences to enjoy at home. Learn more here.

Art, Histories, & Adaptations film and discussion series

April 22–25, 2021

Rooted in CAM special exhibitions Future Retrieval: Close Parallel and Frank Duveneck: American Master, this 4-day online film and discussion program looks at the ways art and film reimagine, recontextualize, and in some instances, reshape historical narratives and literary texts. Learn more here.

All Things Being Equal film and discussion series

September 3–5, 2020

Presented in celebration of the Cincinnati Art Museum opening of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal..., the ATBE film and discussion series features films that honor the themes of Thomas’s work, discussions with scholars, filmmakers, and artists, and a special presentation of short films created in collaboration with Cincinnati nonprofit film-focused organizations. Learn more here.