The Rubin
Cabaret Cinema

Cabaret Cinema

Where Movies and Martinis Mix

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. Current and upcoming series include:

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Curates
The Getting of Wisdom
Consciousness Hacking: Mind-Expanding Film Experiences

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Curates

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, a fearless boundary-crosser and transmigratory artist, has chosen a selection of films for the Rubin’s classic film series Cabaret Cinema this summer that have influenced h/er life and—by extension—h/er art. Before Genesis’s exhibition closes on August 1, come and see if you can find the connections on display in Try to Altar Everything.
Fellini Satyricon
Cabaret Cinema
August 5
9:30 - 11:40 PM
Up the Junction
Cabaret Cinema
August 12
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Billy Liar
Cabaret Cinema
August 19
9:30 - 11:30 PM
The Night Porter (Il portiere di notte)
Cabaret Cinema
August 26
9:30 - 11:30 PM

The Getting of Wisdom

Meetings with Remarkable Men
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
October 7
9:30 - 11:30 PM
The Thief of Bagdad
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
October 21
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Lost Horizon
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
November 11
9:30 - 11:30 PM
The Party
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
November 18
9:30 - 11:00 PM
Onibaba
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
December 9
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Nostalghia
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
December 16
9:30 - 11:45 PM
Show Boat
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
December 23
9:30 - 11:45 PM
Animal Farm
Cabaret Cinema: Wisdom
December 30
9:30 - 11:00 PM

Consciousness Hacking: Mind-Expanding Film Experiences

This September, Cabaret Cinema celebrates films inspired by the Consciousness Hacking movement. With Tibetan Buddhist scholar Christopher Kelley serving as the series host, these screenings will provide opportunities to take a deep dive into a world of mind-expanding film viewing and discussion.

On September 9, Chris Kelley will be joined by Consciousness Hacking founder, Mikey Siegel, to present a special experiential film experience. The films screened on September 16, 23, and 30 will be selected through crowd-sourcing. Suggest a film that celebrates a convergence of science, spiritual insight, and technology and it could be one of the final selections screened in our theater.

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About Consciousness Hacking

Consciousness Hacking is a movement at the threshold of discovery where science, spirit, and humanity converge with technology. Seeking to enhance and strengthen the beneficial aspects of the human experience, Consciousness Hacking employs are range of innovative tools that cultivate joy, beauty, community, and inner peace.

Christopher Kelley holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University where he studied Tibetan Buddhism with Professor Robert A. F. Thurman. Dr. Kelley is the co-founder and co-organizer of Consciousness Hacking NYC, founder of The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy, and the creator of two international academic conferences on Buddhism in the modern world: Mind and Reality.

Mikey Siegel is the founder of Biofluent, a consciousness tech design studio, co-founder of the Transformative Technology Conference, and is the visionary behind the budding Consciousness Hacking movement. His current interests center around creating tools that facilitate people’s own path toward higher consciousness, self-realization, awakening, and the experience of transcendence.


Want to learn more about Consciousness Hacking? Find an upcoming event on MeetUp.


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Tickets

Our ticket policy has changed for Cabaret Cinema. Tickets are now free for Members and are $10 for non-Members, and can be purchased in advance on-line or at our front desk. Member tickets for Cabaret Cinema not picked up by 9:30 pm will be released.