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.

The Getting of Wisdom

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”—Proverbs 4:7

Is wisdom innate or acquired? These ten films each call into question the means by which wisdom is attained. Bring on the holy fool, the wizard, the seeker of truth!
Meetings with Remarkable Men
Cabaret Cinema
October 7
9:30 - 11:30 PM
The Thief of Bagdad
Cabaret Cinema
October 21
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Lost Horizon
Cabaret Cinema
November 11
9:30 - 11:30 PM
The Party
Cabaret Cinema
November 18
9:30 - 11:00 PM
The Holy Mountain
Cabaret Cinema
December 2
9:30 - 11:45 PM
Onibaba
Cabaret Cinema
December 9
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Nostalghia
Cabaret Cinema
December 16
9:30 - 11:45 PM
Show Boat
Cabaret Cinema
December 23
9:30 - 11:45 PM
Animal Farm
Cabaret Cinema
December 30
9:30 - 11:00 PM

Consciousness Hacking: Mind-Expanding Film Experiences (September 9, 16, 23, 30)

This September, Cabaret Cinema is teaming up with up The Consciousness Hacking Movement to celebrate films that transform the way we think and feel about the world around us.


On September 9th Mikey Siegel (founder of Consciousness Hacking) will kick things off with a very special presentation on what “consciousness hacking” actually is and how watching great films can be a mind-transforming experience. Mikey will guide the audience through a series of “art house” short films arranged to facilitate a transformative inner journey.

The procedure for the following three film experience occurring on September 16, 23, and 30 will be to screen select films that exemplify the three principal dimensions of consciousness hacking: 1) Contemplation, 2) Psychedelic Journey, and 3) Technological Innovation. These events will be hosted by Dr. Christopher Kelley (co-founder of Consciousness Hacking NYC), and will also feature special guests from the local Consciousness Hacking NYC community.




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. Kelley is the co-founder and co-organizer of Consciousness Hacking NYC, co-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.