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Tut's Fever Movie Palace

Tut’s Fever is a working movie theater and art installation created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, an homage to the ornate, exotic picture palaces of the 1920s

Behind the Screen

Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum's core exhibition immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment.

The Jim Henson Exhibition

Museum of the Moving Image

This dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture. 

The Situation Room

Museum of the Moving Image

Commissioned by the Museum, seven artists have each created four original GIFs that will be presented as two-month installations on the walls and ceiling of the visitor elevator.

An Act of Seeing: Barry Jenkins’s The Gaze

In his companion piece installation to The Underground Railroad, Jenkins further engages ideas about visibility, history, and power in moving-image portraits of the show’s background actors.

Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen

“Deepfakes” are videos that intentionally distort or fabricate actual events. This temporary exhibition presents a variety of media that demonstrate the instability of on-screen truths.

Twitch, Pop, Bloom: Science in Action

This video exhibition presents films produced for scientific education and entertainment between 1904 and 1936, an era when cinema was still a novel tool for manipulating time and scale to show what was imperceptible to the naked eye.

Coming to America

Full of iconic moments and characters, John Landis's comedy classic featuring Eddie Murphy brings warmth and humor to the immigrant experience. Followed by book signing author and critic Jason Bailey.

Propagating Assent: Three Wartime Films

These three short films from Frank Capra, John Ford, and John Huston, all made during World War II under the auspices of the United States military, constitute some of the most artistically successful works of propaganda ever fabricated.


The Thin Man

Dashiell Hammett’s hit novel—about retired private detective Nick, reluctantly pulled back into service, with the help of his keenly perceptive wife, Nora—was adapted into the comic mystery of 1930s Hollywood, kicking off a successful movie franchise to boot.

The Trial

Sergei Loznitsa’s found-footage documentary is constructed of painstakingly researched and restored black-and-white footage from one of Joseph Stalin's first show trials, recorded in 1930 in Moscow.



Working with Martin Ritt, one of his favorite directors, Paul Newman plays a hell-raising cowboy with a pink Cadillac who doesn’t get along with his moralistic rancher father. It perhaps Newman’s greatest and most psychologically complex movie of the 1960s.