Film at the Rubin Museum
Brent E. Huffman’s documentary follows archaeologists from around the world as they fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan from imminent destruction by a Chinese copper mining company. Under threat from the local Taliban as well as pressure from the mining consortium, the archaeologists confront great risk in seeking to document one of the great centers of the Silk Road before it is razed and erased from memory. Learn More
Friday night screenings of classic films from around the world which explore themes featured in the museum's galleries. Each film is introduced by a notable guest to provide context. Past presenters have included Sam Shepard, Liv Ullmann, Tyne Daly, Marina Abramovic, and Alan Cumming.
The museum's Wednesday lunchtime screenings of short documentaries followed by moderated discussions. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch from the museum café into the theater for this program.