Martin Scorsese – The Exhibition

Exhibition
25 May through 3 September 2017

The first major exhibition to focus on Martin Scorsese's work, life and passion is on show in Amsterdam from 25 May. In EYE's cinemas you can virtually see all of Scorsese's films plus a good number of his personal favorites.

Over the years Martin Scorsese (1942), the director of such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Wolf of Wall Street has elaborated a uniquely personal style of filmmaking. The son of Italian immigrants grew up in Little Italy in New York. His films paint a vibrant portrait of this close-knit community in which family, religion and trust are central.

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The Italian mafia plays a prominent role in this world, and guilt and punishment are therefore key themes in the work of Scorsese. Relationships between his characters – with soulmates Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio often in the leading roles – are characterized by mistrust, fear and betrayal. Violence is a central element, as is the quest for spirituality.

This first exhibition devoted entirely to Scorsese illuminates his work and life. A number of key film fragments are projected on large screens in the exhibition. Accompanying these are over 400 objects and documents taken from the personal collections of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.

for today, 25 May 2017
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

  • Tentoonstelling in Cinémateque Francaise - Parijs 2015 / 2016

  • Taxi Driver (1976)

  • Deutsche Kinemathek - Berlin 2013

  • Raging Bull (1980)

  • Casino (1995)

  • Goodfellas (1990)

  • The Aviator (2004)

  • Media installatie op 4 schermen © Deutsche Kinemathek / M. Stefanowski, 2013

Some of the objects you’re going to see were literally taken off walls and shelves in my home and my office, and editing room. A lot of these things are very, very personal. Things from my mother and father’s apartment. Pictures on the walls. And I hope that these objects and memorabilia, all of this, give you some sense of this lifelong passion I’ve had for the cinema and what it means to me. - Scorsese on the exhibition

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With eight Academy Award nominations for Best Director, the American film director of Sicilian descent is the most nominated filmmaker in Oscar history. Among the accolades he has received are a Golden Palm for Taxi Driver, three BAFTA Awards for Goodfellas, and Golden Globes for both Gangs of New York and The Departed.

Scorsese's rich body of work stretches from his experimental early films, to documentaries (Il mio viaggio in Italia) and music films (Shine a Light, The Last Waltz), to the psychological thrillers that made him famous. Acclaimed films include Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Hugo (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). A remarkable aspect of Scorsese's films is the clear influence of European auteur cinema and of the classical Hollywood repertoire. Scorsese has always studied in depth the history of cinema, and he has championed the preservation of international film heritage through his Film Foundation.

the exhibition

Martin Scorsese -The Exhibition highlights Scorsese's sources of inspiration and presents a clear picture of the close relationship between his life and work. The exhibition includes fragments from his important films on large screens, accompanied by over 400 objects and documents, including photographs, scenarios and storyboards from the personal archives of Scorsese himself and Robert De Niro that have never previously been exhibited. Also on display are set designs by Dante Ferretti, costume designs by Sandy Powell, and original set photos by Brigitte Lacombe. Large screens show scenes from over thirty films by Scorsese.

In addition, the exhibition includes scenes from documentaries that Scorsese made about the history of film, and audio fragments in which Scorsese and his long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker comment on what is on display. A separate space devotes ample attention to music, which has always played a pivotal role in the work of Scorsese. He has collaborated intensively with prominent film composers such as Bernard Herrmann and Philip Glass, and also made legendary documentaries about the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. The travelling exhibition is split into several categories and themes that recur in the work of Scorsese: Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinema, Cinematography, Editing, and Music.

film programme

EYE is screening his most important films and documentaries, including restored versions of such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas. Renowned Dutch actors, filmmakers and artists will introduce their favourite Scorsese film. Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are also being screened in other cities.

Martin Scorsese is curating a programme of his favourite films from the collections of EYE and his own Film Foundation. In consultation with Scorsese, EYE is also screening classics from non-Western countries that have been restored by his Film Foundation.

An exhibition conceived and organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen in Berlin, in collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam.

Agenda

During the exhibition EYE will be screening many of Martin Scorsese's films. In the filmprogramme 'Scorsese's choice' Martin Scorsese himself has made a selection of films that have inspired him as a director.

 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

  • 17:00
    25 May 2017
    film

    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, US 1985

    A humoristic and surrealistic nightmare set in nighttime New York...

  • 19:30
    25 May 2017
    film

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    Martin Scorsese, US/CA 1988

    Scorsese’s ultimate meditation on his religious background...

    With talk by Rick de Gier and Antoine Bodar (in Dutch)

Friday, 26 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

  • 18:45
    27 May 2017
    film

    The Age of Innocence

    Martin Scorsese, US 1993

    The Age of Innocence is Scorsese’s first film...

    Introduction by Grover Crisp (in English)

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

  • 16:30
    31 May 2017
    film

    The Color of Money

    Martin Scorsese, US 1986

    Paul Newman once again stars as pool-playing Fast Eddie, a...

  • 19:00
    31 May 2017
    film

    Shine a Light

    Martin Scorsese, US 2008

    Rarely screened archive footage of the Rolling Stones is...

Friday, 2 Jun 2017

  • 14:00
    2 Jun 2017
    film

    Paisà

    Roberto Rossellini, IT 1946

    The film of choice of Martin Scorsese, who regards Rossellini’s episodic film about the allied landing...

Saturday, 3 Jun 2017

Sunday, 4 Jun 2017

Monday, 5 Jun 2017

  • 11:00
    5 Jun 2017
    film

    Raging Bull

    Martin Scorsese, US 1980

    Boxing films come in all shapes and sizes, but not until Raging Bull had the noble art of...

    Introduction by Gerhard Busch (in Dutch)
  • 15:15
    5 Jun 2017
    film

    Barry Lyndon

    Stanley Kubrick, UK 1975

    Kubrick turned William Thackeray’s novel about the rise and fall of the 18th-century adventurer Barry...

  • 19:00
    5 Jun 2017
    film

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Martin Scorsese, US 1999

    When Paul Schrader’s the screenwriter, it’s no surprise that Bringing Out the Dead shows...

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

  • 13:00
    6 Jun 2017
    film

    Shutter Island

    Martin Scorsese, US 2010

    Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio collaborated five times: in Gangs of New York...

Friday, 9 Jun 2017

  • 14:00
    9 Jun 2017
    film

    Shine a Light

    Martin Scorsese, US 2008

    Rarely screened archive footage of the Rolling Stones is...

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017

  • 13:00
    11 Jun 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

    For this highly imaginative film, Scorsese based himself on the exquisite children’s book The...

  • 15:30
    11 Jun 2017
    film

    The Age of Innocence

    Martin Scorsese, US 1993

    The Age of Innocence is Scorsese’s first film...

Monday, 12 Jun 2017

  • 21:00
    12 Jun 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

    For this highly imaginative film, Scorsese based himself on the exquisite children’s book The...

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

  • 16:15
    14 Jun 2017
    film

    Paisà

    Roberto Rossellini, IT 1946

    The film of choice of Martin Scorsese, who regards Rossellini’s episodic film about the allied landing...

  • 19:15
    14 Jun 2017
    film

    The King of Comedy

    Martin Scorsese, US 1983

    A black comedy about failed stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin...

    Introduction by Bor Beekman (in Dutch)
  • 21:45
    14 Jun 2017
    film

    Cape Fear

    Martin Scorsese, US 1991

    Director Martin Scorsese left no means untried for his remake of J. Lee Thompson’s black-and-white...

Friday, 16 Jun 2017

  • 14:00
    16 Jun 2017
    film

    Insiang

    Lino Brocka, PH 1976

    Lino Brocka’s uncompromising film about the suffering of the teenage girl Insiang sent a shockwave...

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017

  • 13:00
    18 Jun 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

    For this highly imaginative film, Scorsese based himself on the exquisite children’s book The...

  • 18:45
    18 Jun 2017
    film

    Salvatore Giuliano

    Francesco Rosi, IT 1962

    Salvatore Giuliano marked the international breakthrough of neorealist filmmaker...

Monday, 19 Jun 2017

  • 16:30
    19 Jun 2017
    film

    Shutter Island

    Martin Scorsese, US 2010

    Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio collaborated five times: in Gangs of New York...

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

  • 13:00
    20 Jun 2017
    film

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Martin Scorsese, US 1999

    When Paul Schrader’s the screenwriter, it’s no surprise that Bringing Out the Dead shows...

  • 21:15
    20 Jun 2017
    film

    The Color of Money

    Martin Scorsese, US 1986

    Paul Newman once again stars as pool-playing Fast Eddie, a...

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

  • 16:30
    21 Jun 2017
    film

    The Insect Woman

    Shohei Imamura, JP 1963

    A woman’s life: she is born in the country in 1919, becomes a madam in Tokyo and returns with her...

  • 19:30
    21 Jun 2017
    film

    Casino

    Martin Scorsese, US 2017

    Casino is Scorsese’s sharpest and most critical analysis of ‘casino capitalism’, the slow rot...

    With lecture by Dan Hassler-Forest (in Dutch)

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Friday, 23 Jun 2017

  • 15:30
    23 Jun 2017
    film

    The Aviator

    Martin Scorsese, US 2004

    A visually overwhelming biopic of Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio), the tragic Hollywood producer,...

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017

  • 13:00
    25 Jun 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

    For this highly imaginative film, Scorsese based himself on the exquisite children’s book The...

  • 21:00
    25 Jun 2017
    film

    Salvatore Giuliano

    Francesco Rosi, IT 1962

    Salvatore Giuliano marked the international breakthrough of neorealist filmmaker...

Monday, 26 Jun 2017

  • 21:00
    26 Jun 2017
    film

    The Last Waltz

    Martin Scorsese, US 1978

    Scorsese recorded The Band’s last concert at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976 with the same...

    Introduction by Leo Blokhuis (in Dutch)

Saturday, 1 Jul 2017

  • 21:15
    1 Jul 2017
    film

    Shutter Island

    Martin Scorsese, US 2010

    Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio collaborated five times: in Gangs of New York...

Sunday, 2 Jul 2017

  • 16:30
    2 Jul 2017
    film

    Insiang

    Lino Brocka, PH 1976

    Lino Brocka’s uncompromising film about the suffering of the teenage girl Insiang sent a shockwave...

Monday, 3 Jul 2017

  • 21:15
    3 Jul 2017
    film

    Cape Fear

    Martin Scorsese, US 1991

    Director Martin Scorsese left no means untried for his remake of J. Lee Thompson’s black-and-white...

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017

Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

  • 19:00
    6 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

    The archetypical De Niro and Scorsese title Taxi Driver became a classic, starring Robert de...

    Introduction by Peter Verstraten (Leiden University)

Friday, 7 Jul 2017

  • 20:30
    7 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

    For this highly imaginative film, Scorsese based himself on the exquisite children’s book The...

  • 23:00
    7 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

    The archetypical De Niro and Scorsese title Taxi Driver became a classic, starring Robert de...

Sunday, 9 Jul 2017

  • 15:00
    9 Jul 2017
    film

    The Aviator

    Martin Scorsese, US 2004

    A visually overwhelming biopic of Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio), the tragic Hollywood producer,...

Full program

During the exhibition EYE will be screening many of Martin Scorsese's films. In the filmprogramme 'Scorsese's choice' Martin Scorsese himself has made a selection of films that have inspired him as a director.

 

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