Moving Images Film Series

Select Thursdays, 6 p.m. | Fath Auditorium

Moving Images is a film series that occurs on the first Thursday of every month. Cincinnati Art Museum curators select new and classic films about or by artists and designers. FREE and open to the public. Reservations not required.


Upcoming Programs:


March 1, 2018 | 6 p.m. : Difficult Love

Directed by Zanele Muholi and Peter Goldsmid, 2010, 48 minutes

This poignant documentary film follows internationally celebrated photographer Zanele Muholi. A visual activist who works with remarkable energy, Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is “to rewrite a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond.”

Following the screening, Associate Curator of Photography Nathaniel Stein will moderate a panel discussion with Creative Director for Free People and Miami University educator Joi Sears and University of Cincinnati Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies professors Ashley Currier and Thérèse Migraine-George.

April 5, 2018 | 6 p.m.Cleopatra

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 1934, 102 minutes

One of DeMille’s most ambitious spectacles, this adaptation of the epic historical drama showcases a captivating Claudette Colbert in the title role. The queen of Egypt resolves to save her throne, luring Roman leaders Julius Caesar (Warren William) and Marc Antony (Henry Wilcoxon) with the riches of exotic lands and her own seductive powers. Featuring lavish sets and costumes that nod to a Roaring Twenties influence, the opulent production predates the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton version of 1963, and is the type of film for which master showman DeMille was best known. 

Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings Peter Jonathan Bell will introduce the film, highlighting its connection to Guido Cagnacci’s intriguing painting Death of Cleopatra – on view in Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death.

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