Turning Red

Turning Red

Accessible Screening

Meilen “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old girl from Toronto, discovers she has more to worry about than whether she can get tickets to see her favorite boy band when she finds that, following a family tradition, she transforms into a giant red panda at times of emotional distress. Writer-director Domee Shi won the 2018 Animated Short Film Oscar for her touching Bao, and her feature debut, which was nominated for Animated Feature Film, is an equally impressive mix of identifiable emotions and cultural specificity, finding room for kaiju-style spectacle and original songs written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.

On the last Saturday of every month, the museum's Family Matinee is an accessible screening where we offer open captioning, keep the theater dimly lit, and maintain a lower volume for viewers who are neurodiverse.

DIRECTED BY: Domee Shi. WRITTEN BY: Julia Cho, Domee Shi. STORY BY: Domee Shi, Julia Cho, Sarah Streicher. WITH: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park. 2022. 100 min. USA. Color. English, Cantonese, Korean. Rated PG; recommended for ages 10+. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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Theater accessibility accommodations available upon request. Learn more about our accessibility initiatives.


Calm Mornings
Calm Mornings

We invite visitors to our Calm Mornings program on Saturday, May 25, from 9am to 1pm, inspired by the film Turning Red (2022). ASL interpretation will be provided.

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