NCMA film programming consists of classic and contemporary short and feature-length films across genres, countries, and languages. The films we show promote diversity, represent the communities we serve, complement the Museum’s exhibitions and collection, and inspire, encourage dialogue, and promote a sense of belonging.

NCMA Cinema

The theme of the 2023 NCMA Cinema season is Esse Quam Videri, "To be rather than to seem." These indoor films highlight journeys artists take to live in a more authentic sense of being—personally and/or creatively.

NCMA Matinee

Join us for NCMA Matinee, our indoor film series of classics from around the world. Screenings take place the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm.

Outdoor Films

The theme of the 2023 outdoor film season is Esse Quam Videri, “To be rather than to seem,” the NC state motto that’s actually sculpted into the architecture of the Park Theater. This summer’s selection of movies highlights stories of being and showcases how artists authentically walk in or explore that concept.

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