The VMBA presents a robust offering of films and film series throughout the year.

FILM STUDIES are a series of unique courses offered during the season. Film Studies are a 5 week course of films selected from the finest in classic and contemporary cinema. Each is presented with critical context and moderated class discussion.
MINI-FILM SERIES and SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS are offered occasionally in connection with guest speakers or special exhibitions.


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Film Studies: American Roots – Celebrating our Nation’s Cultural Contributions in the Arts

March 17 @ 1:30 pm - April 14 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesdays at 1:30 or 7pm March 17 – April 14, 2020 CANCELED This film series is offered in conjunction with the VBMA’s exhibit From Homer to Hopper: American Art from the Phillips Collection, Washington DC, on view through May 31, 2020. We are pleased to present a series of films that also highlight the spirit of American culture between 1850 and 1950. We will sample films that exemplify a few of our wonderful writers and painters from this era. In…

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