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118. Celebrating the History of Filmmaking

Episode Summary

Movies can have such an immense impact in our lives. They can inspire discourse, connection, joy, and discovery. And their impact on and reflection of our society – though not always positive – is a critical part of our culture. To capture the legacy and history of movie making and to engage future generations, a new cultural institution has opened in the heart of Los Angeles: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The museum opened its doors in September 2021 with a focus on the history and impacts of the motion picture industry. It’s the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. This year’s Academy Awards will mark the 94th ceremony since its inception in 1929. Ahead of the ceremony, our show's host Katherine Oliver sits down with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Director and President Bill Kramer and its Chief Artistic and Programming Officer Jacqueline Stewart. They share some insight on their global approach to curating the museum, how they are experimenting with digital technologies with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and their exhibits that show just how movies go from, as Jacqueline says, “the page to the screen.”