Film Programs

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Film has an important place at LACMA. In partnership with Film Independent, the museum presents screen classics, new releases, documentaries, one-of-a-kind events, guest-curated programs, and conversations on film and filmmaking. The museum also presents screenings, weekend series and retrospectives in conjunction with exhibitions. Plus, every Tuesday we offer matinee screenings of Hollywood classics.



Tuesday Matinees | See Upcoming

Every Tuesday, LACMA screens a classic film as part of the ongoing Tuesday Matinee series.

All films screened digitally, unless otherwise noted.

Tickets: $2 seniors, children 17 & under and LACMA members; $4 for general admission.


Film Independent at LACMA | See Upcoming

The program presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases, special guest–curated programs, and conversations with artists, curators, and special guests. Film Independent at LACMA is under the curatorial leadership of esteemed film critic Elvis Mitchell.

All films screened digitally, unless otherwise noted. | Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


12th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival | See Upcoming

The 12th annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival returns to LACMA on December 10 and 11, 2016. Presenting more than 100 films from around the world—full-length and short animation, live action, and documentary films—the festival is organized for different age groups, from toddlers through teenagers. Select filmmakers and actors are present for Q&A sessions after each screening.

LACMA, Bing Theater and Brown Auditorium
Free, no reservations required

In partnership with the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival.
Please note: This is not a Film department program. For more information, contact the Education Department at