Movies at the Museum is now PMA Movies! PMA Movies showcases the best in foreign, classical, and art films.
Tickets are sold beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the show at Admissions Desk.
Movie Discounts for Members
Movie punch cards with admission to 10 movies are available exclusively to members for $50—a $20 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.
Like Someone in LoveFriday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m.
Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (the wonderful 81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, playing his first lead role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend; but as usual in Kiarostami’s films, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance or is it fate? Is this love or merely something like it?
“Exquisitely made. An enchanting game of misfired passions and mistaken identities.” --The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami, 2013
In Japanese with English subtitles
All members at the Contributing ($140) level and above are invited to attend the Sunday, May 19 screening of Like Someone in Love for free. Not a Contributing member? Become a member or upgrade today and you can attend one free screening of PMA Movies per month.
LeonieFriday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.
In the lush tradition of the glorious films by Merchant and Ivory Productions comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars, and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. As an independent young woman seeking to overcome the restrictive female roles in turn-of-the-century America, she is retrained by the famous Japanese poet, Yone Noguchi (Shidô Nakamura) as his editor. Their relationship evolves romantically; however, Yone abruptly leaves when she shares with him that she is pregnant. Following him to Japan, she is cast along to raise their son in a society with few opportunities for women.
A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of their son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows in to the world-renowned artist, Isamu Noguchi.
“Lushly photographed and featuring a stellar performance by the luminous Emily Mortimer in the title role, Hisako Matsui’s film is deeply heartfelt.” --The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Hisako Matsui, 2010