Werner Herzog, Fitzcarraldo (still), 1982; photo: courtesy of New World Pictures/Photofest

Film

SFMOMA is committed to exhibiting film as an essential medium of modern and contemporary art. We strive to bring a new dimension to cinema as a multifaceted social and educational experience. With state-of-the-art upgrades to the Phyllis Wattis Theater, the expanded museum will be a key venue for film in the Bay Area.

Our signature Modern Cinema program features in-depth explorations of works by key figures in the history of filmmaking. The program presents screenings, related talks, and live cinema productions that shed new light on historical masterpieces. In addition to this collaboration, we present projected-image work, including artist-based films and nonnarrative cinema.

SFMOMA has always been a pioneer in the presentation of film. Our first cinema program, Development of the Motion Picture, launched in 1937, shortly after the museum opened. Throughout our history, we’ve explored film in relation to populism and experimentation. We’ve shown everything from Walt Disney to F. W. Murnau. We’re proud to complement the wide-ranging film culture of the Bay Area. There is nothing like seeing moving images in the dark.

Upcoming Film Events

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The Wild One

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1 p.m.
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Flaming Star

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 3 p.m.
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Niagara

Friday, July 12, 2019, 1 p.m.
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Frankenstein

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7 p.m.
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The Company of Wolves

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Interview with a Vampire

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
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The Haunting

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
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Wuthering Heights (1939)

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1 p.m.
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Wuthering Heights (2011)

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Jane Eyre

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
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Near Dark

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7 p.m.
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Butterfield 8

Friday, August 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1 p.m.
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Reflections in a Golden Eye

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6 p.m.
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A Reflection of Fear

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
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La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1 p.m.
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BeDevil

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Hausu (House)

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
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The Handmaiden

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7 p.m.
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As Boas Maneiras (Good Manners)

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
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The Babadook

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 7 p.m.
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Don’t Look Now

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7 p.m.
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Dragonwyck

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1 p.m.
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The Woman in Black

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
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Rebecca

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

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