Rubin Museum of Art

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Cabaret Cinema

Cabaret Cinema: Where Movies and Martinis Mix

World cinema explores themes featured in the museum's galleries. Each film is introduced by a notable guest to provide context. Sign up for e-notices about upcoming series: Join our e-news list.

Fridays at 9:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.  Spend a minimum $10 at the café or shop, or give a museum donation of $10 or more at the front desk.  Present your receipt to gain a cinema ticket.  Tickets are available after 8 p.m. from the Cabaret Cinema Will Call table between the bar and the shop.

Members may reserve Cabaret Cinema tickets in advance by calling 212.620.5000 x344 Tickets will be held no later than 9:30 PM. Members at the Sustaining Level and above may reserve tickets and cabaret tables in advance.


Coming soon:

“My Formative Years”
A film series selected by artist Francesco Clemente

September 26 – December 5, 2014

Part of the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India.


Friday October 3, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1961, Spain/ Mexico, Luis Buñuel, 90 min, Spanish with English subtitles

With Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, and Fernando Rey

Introduced by filmmaker Stella Schnabel

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Vivre Sa Vie

Friday October 10, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1962, France, Jean-Luc Godard, 85 min, French with English subtitles

With Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, and André S. Labarthe

Introduced by film director Ry Russo-Young

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Before the Revolution

Friday October 17, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1964, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci, 105 min, Italian with English subtitles

With Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli

Introduced by filmmaker Chiara Clemente

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Friday October 24, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1966, USA, Conrad Rooks, 82 min, English

With Jean-Louis Barrault, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg

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Antonio Das Mortes

Friday November 7, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1969, Brazil, Glauber Rocha, 100 min, Portuguese with English subtitles

With Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, and Othon Bastos 

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The Holy Mountain

Friday November 21, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

1973, Mexico/ US, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 115 min, English

With Alexandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, and Zamira Saunders

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Friday November 28, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

1975, Italy/ France, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 116 min, Italian with English subtitles

With Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, and Umberto Paolo Quintavalle.

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Sacro GRA

Friday December 5, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

2013, Italy/France, Gianfranco Rosi, 83 min, Italian with English subtitles

Gianfranco Rosi spent two years capturing the lives of people who live on one of Rome’s busiest roadways, the Grand Raccordo Anulare, the GRA. 

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