Special Events

2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival

Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25, 2015


With the theme “Thresholds,” the 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival presents documentaries that take us across boundaries and illuminate the depth and breadth of human existence: Uruguayan ballet dancers ignite stages at home and abroad; an Austrian village becomes a model for a Chinese utopia; an Indian girl sold into marriage escapes to become a businesswoman; autistic adults in Ohio experience their first dance.

Such stories are emblematic of the legacy of Margaret Mead, whose pioneering work as an anthropologist at the Museum continues to influence the study of global human relations decades later.

The preeminent annual showcase for contemporary cultural media and conversation, the Mead hosts screenings, installations, and other events in the unique setting of the Museum, increasing our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.

For more information, showtimes, and tickets, visit amnh.org/mead.

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Support for the Margaret Mead Festival is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, the Sidney, Milton, and Leoma Simon Foundation, the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.