Movies at the Museum is now PMA Movies! PMA Movies showcases the best in foreign, classical, and art films. 

Tickets are $8/$6 PMA members/$6 students with valid I.D.

Sunday matinees are free for members at the Contributing level and above.

Tickets are sold beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the show at Visitor Experience Desk.

Movie Discounts for Members
Movie punch cards with admission to 10 movies are available exclusively to members for $50—a $10 discount! Members may also purchase advance tickets to select shows. Punch cards and special advance tickets may be purchased at the membership desk at the museum.

Dinner and a Movie
Enjoy a light dinner before a movie! Visit the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions for seasonally inspired soups and salads, gourmet sandwiches, and creative entrees. Beer and wine served.

 

Media Sponsor:

The Past

Friday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 20, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who was celebrated for his 2011 film A Separation, brings us this drama about an Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) who travels to France to meet his ex-wife (Bérénice Bejo) and discovers that she is in a relationship with a man (Tahar Rahim) whose own wife is in a coma. There are many children involved—not all of whom approve of these arrangements—and the drama heats up when one of the daughters reveals something terrible that she has done.

“A thickly knotted and compelling tale, set in an unglamorous, working-class Paris, (The Past) churns with complex emotions, suspense, guilt, and regret.” —Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
130 minutes
Official trailer

In French with English subtitles

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Not Rated

This true-crime tale from the 1930s comes from the most unlikely of settings: the Galapagos Islands. A Berlin doctor and his mistress retreat there to begin a new life, and when the media sensationalized this “Adam and Eve” couple, others came following-including a resourceful family of social outcasts and a gun-loving Baroness with her two lovers. Before long, there is a murder. But who did it?

This fascinating documentary combines rare home footage from the original couple with modern footage and talking heads. Cate Blanchett leads a team of strong voiceover performers and narrators.

“A true-life story so rife with melodrama, exotic lifestyles, sexual intrigue and suspicious deaths that it’s surprising that no film has been made about it until now.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller
120 minutes
Official trailer

The Invisible Woman

Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 2 p.m.
Rated R

Please note there is no screening on Friday, May 2, due to the MOFGA Lecture Series—Meet & Greet with Ted Quaday, MOFGA’s New Executive Director.

There is also no screening on Saturday, May 10, due to the MOFGA Lecture Series—From Seed to Fruition: Maine’s Heritage Orchard.

Ralph Fiennes (who also directs) plays Charles Dickens in this period drama based on the life of the famed author and the story of his affair with his mistress, Nelly (Felicity Jones). The two meet in the theater, where Dickens is stimulated by Nelly’s fierce intellect, and they engage in a long relationship in which Nelly is required to be “invisible.” Kirsten Scott Thomas also stars.

“Period biographical dramas don’t come much better. A career high point for director Ralph Fiennes. Felicity Jones is simply superb.” —Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Ralph Fiennes
111 minutes
Official trailer

Now: In the Wings of a World Stage

Tuesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
NR

Co-Presented by the Portland Museum of Art and SPACE Gallery.
Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA and SPACE members.

Now takes us along with twenty British and American actors on a whirlwind ten month international tour of “Richard III,” starring Kevin Spacey in the title role, and directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty). The film follows Mendes’ Bridge Project-the first transatlantic theatre company-as the play takes shape and unfolds for us in a seamless tapestry between the backstage world to the on stage production, as it travels through nine cities. As we discover Spacey’s revelatory performance as the power-mad Richard destroying his family and everyone in his path, we also see how Sam and Kevin demonstrate the leadership required  to unify and bring the best out of a group of different actors, with different techniques and experiences.

120 minutes
Official Trailer

Symphony of Soil

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.
Not Rated

Screens with the event “Healthy Soil, Healthy Foods”, part of the MOFGA Lecture Series; a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia, organic farmer Eliot Coleman, and Aurora Provisions’ restaurateur Leslie Oster follows the screening.

Please note ticket price is $10 for general public, free for PMA and MOFGA members.

This documentary by filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (The Future of Food) takes viewers to four continents, where it gathers information on our soil from scientists, farmers, and foodies. The film seeks to educate viewers on soil works, and how important it is for us to make sure its nutrients continue to be replenished in the face of harmful farming practices.

“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet” —Jeanette Catsoulis, the New York Times

Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia
104 minutes
Official trailer