Spring 2024 Arts Missoula Film Series

New name and new films! This series takes a deeper look into the intersection of arts & cultures in our society and how that transformative power shapes our every day.

Film Showings:

All Film Showings are at 7:30 PM

March 19, 2024Downtown 81 (2000, Unrated). After being released from the hospital, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat wanders around Manhattan trying to sell art to make money and find a place to stay. Click here to learn more.

April 16, 2024 – Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005, Not Rated). This documentary follows twenty male inmates in a Kentucky prison as they form an unlikely Shakespearean acting troupe. Click here to learn more.

May 14, 2024The Cool School (2008, Not Rated). In this documentary, learn how LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch. Click here to learn more.

June 17, 2024Paris is Burning (1990, Rated R). A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. Click here to learn more.

All films were FREE and open to the public because of the generous support of these businesses and organizations in Missoula: International Rescue Committee, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Pink Grizzly, Montana Educators Credit Union and Lake Missoula Tea Company, and US Bank.

Local artist Courtney Blazon designed our poster.

About the World View Film Series

In the fall of 2018, Arts Missoula inaugurated the World View Film Series, which screens four international movies (either foreign productions or with a focus on a country abroad) in the fall and four in the spring of each year. A five-person committee selects a seasonal focus and the corresponding films.

The film series provides a “Window to the World” for Missoula that is FREE and open to the public!

Past seasonal themes included:  

Spring 2023Cultures In Love (Films about cultures in love)

Fall 2022Cultures Healing (Films about cultures recovering from trauma)

Spring 2022Cultures in Words (Films about writing and writers) With post-film discussion hosted by Marisa Diaz-Waian, from Merlin CCC

Fall 2021 – Cultures in Flux (Films about movement in societies) With post-film discussion hosted by Marisa Diaz-Waian, from Merlin CCC

Spring 2021 – Cultures Coming Together (Films about freedom and democracy) With post-film discussion hosted by Marisa Diaz-Waian, from Merlin CCC.

Spring 2020 – The Roxy Theater was closed, due to COVID-19.

Fall 2019 – Cultures on Display (Films about art in movies)

Spring 2019 – Cultures in Harmony (Films about music in movies)

Fall 2018 – Cultures in Motion (Films about dance in movies)

All Poster Art by Courtney Blazon.


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