5 reasons to visit Martin Scorsese: The Exhibition
EYE Filmmuseum shines the spotlight on filmmaker Martin Scorsese in this first-ever exhibition to cover both his body of work and personal life.
Everyone’s got a favourite Scorsese film. With a prolific career spanning five decades, the chances are high that at least one of Scorsese’s many movies makes your personal list: Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street…the list goes on (and on and on).
Catching up on all of his films would take one very long, very intense binge-watching session, so EYE Filmmuseum is offering a (better) alternative in the form of Martin Scorsese: The Exhibition, which runs until 3 September.
Besides full-length screenings of his films, the exhibition has over 400 objects on display from Scorsese’s personal archives, as well as costume designs and original set photos. With such a rare, intimate look inside the life of one of the most influential directors, you may not be able to call yourself a true film buff if you – yeah, we’re talking to you! – miss this inspiring Scorsese celebration.
This is the first ever exhibition dedicated solely to Scorsese’s work.
Though Scorsese is regarded as one of the best directors in the world, there’s never been an exhibition that focussed on his work alone. This extensive exhibition is a crash course in Scorsese, through which you’ll learn more about his profound partnerships with acclaimed actors De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and why his ground-breaking handling of themes of guilt and redemption has made him a subject of study for all film students.
You can take an up-close peek at some of Scorsese and De Niro’s personal effects.
Get to know the man behind the movies with never-before-seen items from the personal collections of Scorsese and De Niro. The exhibition includes film storyboards, notes and even personal childhood items from Scorsese himself – things literally “taken off walls and shelves” of his home and office – presenting a complete picture of the famed director’s life and work.
You can combine your visit to the exhibition with a special Scorcese screening.
The exhibition itself includes iconic scenes from over 30 Scorsese films and documentaries, but you can also attend a full screening of your favourite (or future favourite) film. Through the exhibition’s run, Scorsese films as old as Taxi Driver (1976) and as new as Silence (2016) will play at the museum.
Media installation on four screens
Photo: © Deutsche Kinemathek / M. Stefanowski, 2013
You’ll find out which are Scorsese’s favourite films.
Learn from the best: the screenings include a selection of films that have inspired Scorsese throughout his career as well as non-Western films restored by The Film Foundation, a non-profit organisation he founded nearly 30 years ago.
You’ll come out knowing all about Scorcese’s music as well as his films.
Music has always played a leading role in Scorsese’s films, so the exhibition features a space especially made for the musicians. Discover not only the composers that scored his work, but documentaries Scorsese directed about music – one of which, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, will be screened at the museum.
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