Approaching movies as an active viewing experience, staff in the Cinema Arts Program view the projection screen as a portal to investigation. We engage with filmmakers who create works that inspire the imagination and instigate conversation. Animation, documentary, poetic observations, and abstract visuals serve a broad spectrum of curious audiences while blending the methods and aesthetics of artists and scientists. Through our programming, we aim to provide an opportunity for visitors to explore the compelling people, places, and ideas that extend through the museum and beyond. Our collection of films and events offer a rich resource for public audiences, and also provide an important research collection for both our teaching programs and exhibit development teams.
The Cinema Arts Program is active on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons; it also collaborates with our galleries and with community partners year round. Read more about the cinema arts and other arts program staff.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Screening at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Scratch Animation Workshop from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Scratch, or cameraless, animations are made by painstakingly drawing or scratching images onto individual frames of film. Be inspired by some classics of the genre, and join in a scratch animation workshop.
See winning short works from the first annual Raw Science Film Festival. Juried by a group of Academy Award-winning and nominated filmmakers, the Festival celebrates quality science and technology filmmaking from around the globe.