Film, Concerts, Performances

Free lectures, films, and concerts are scheduled throughout the year. The Museum hosts a cinema series and various performances of contemporary, classical, and jazz music in addition to dance and theatre programs. 

Films

2017 Italian Film Festival
Enjoy the local premieres of three recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films and a program of short films at the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Kansas City. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Admission is FREE to all film screenings.

Thursday, April 6 | 7:00 p.m.
BELLI DI PAPÀ (DADDY’S BOYS)
(directed by Guido Chiesa, Comedy, 2015, 100 min.)
Vincenzo, a successful entrepreneur, concocts a scheme to bring his three adult children back to the real world from their lives of luxury. They all must do something that they’ve never done before—work! 

Thursday, April 13 | 7:00 p.m.
ANDREA DORIA: I PASSEGGERI SONO IN SALVO (ANDREA DORIA: ARE THE PASSENGERS SAVED?)
(directed by Luca Guardabascio, Docu-drama, 2016, 77 min.)
On July 25, 1956, the Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was broadsided by the ship Stockholm near Nantucket Island. Pierette, then a 9 year-old immigrant, now recounts the harrowing experience and offers insight into the hidden truth surrounding the tragedy. 

Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 p.m.
PROGRAMMA DI CORTOMETRAGGI (SHORT FILM PROGRAM) 
(Comedy, Drama, Stop-motion, 2016, 90 min.)
Seven recent short films—Beautiful, Black Comedy, Candie Boy, Dear Martin, Our Hebrews, Toilets, and Where Water Comes Together With Other Water—are in competition for your vote for best short film. 

Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 p.m.
UN PAESE QUASI PERFETTO (AN ALMOST PERFECT TOWN)
(directed by, Massimo Gaudioso, Comedy, 2015, 92 min.)
The inhabitants of a remote mountain village on the verge of economic extinction are desperate to save their small town. Will their wacky plan succeed? 

 

Performances

Local performance companies such as Reach, a movement collective; aha! dance theatre; the Coterie Theatre; and Ron Megee's Late Nite Theatre have performed dance and theatre acts inspired by the Museum’s exhibition programming and works in the permanent collection.