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, 29 Jun 2017

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  • 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

martin scorsese

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.

Message from Martin Scorsese for the opening of the exhibition:

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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.

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amvest, Heineken, U.S. Embassy The Hague, de leden van EYE Connect en het U&EYE Fonds.

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.

 

Saturday, 1 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    1 Jul 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
    1 Jul 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...

  • 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

  • 13:30
    2 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

  • 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...

  • 19:00
    2 Jul 2017
    film

    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson, US/UK/FR 1995

    Born storyteller and certified movie buff Scorsese shares his passion for the art of the cinema in...

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...

Tuesday, 4 Jul 2017

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017

  • 10:30
    5 Jul 2017
    film

    Silence

    Martin Scorsese, US/JP 2016

    The lives of two young Jesuit priests are placed in jeopardy when they go in search of their lost...

  • 16:30
    5 Jul 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...

  • 19:00
    5 Jul 2017
    film

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Martin Scorsese, US 1974

    Alice (Ellen Burstyn) is a working-class wife who decides to go in search of a better life after her...

    Introduction by Basje Boer (in Dutch)
  • 21:30
    5 Jul 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...

Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

  • 15:30
    6 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

  • 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)
  • 22:00
    6 Jul 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...

Friday, 7 Jul 2017

  • 17:00
    7 Jul 2017
    film

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Martin Scorsese, US 2013

    Scorsese exposes excessive greed in this hyper-energetic  stockbroker satire on the rise and fall...

  • 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...

Saturday, 8 Jul 2017

  • 11:00
    8 Jul 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...

  • 13:45
    8 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

  • 16:30
    8 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

  • 22:00
    8 Jul 2017
    film

    The Chase

    Arthur Ripley , US 1946

    WWII veteran Chuck Scott is hired as the personal driver of a hardened gangster in this rediscovered...

Sunday, 9 Jul 2017

  • 13:30
    9 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

  • 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,...

  • 18:45
    9 Jul 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...

Monday, 10 Jul 2017

  • 16:00
    10 Jul 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...

  • 21:15
    10 Jul 2017
    film

    One-Eyed Jacks

    Marlon Brando, US 1961

    A psychological western in which outlaw Marlon Brando takes revenge on his former  partner in crime (...

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

  • 11:00
    11 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

  • 16:30
    11 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 19:15
    11 Jul 2017
    film

    Force of Evil

    Abraham Polonsky, US 1948

    A film noir classic. Lawyer Joe Morse cons his brother in the hope of getting his hands on a million...

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

  • 17:00
    12 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 20:00
    12 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

    With talk by Marion Husken (in Dutch)

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

  • 16:30
    13 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 19:00
    13 Jul 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...

Friday, 14 Jul 2017

  • 17:00
    14 Jul 2017
    film

    The Chase

    Arthur Ripley , US 1946

    WWII veteran Chuck Scott is hired as the personal driver of a hardened gangster in this rediscovered...

  • 21:00
    14 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017

  • 12:45
    15 Jul 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
    15 Jul 2017
    film

    New York Stories

    Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola & Woody Allen, US 1989

    Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese each directed a short film in this trilogy...

  • 18:45
    15 Jul 2017
    film

    Gangs of New York

    Martin Scorsese, US/IT 2002

    Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the instantly classic film villain Bill the Butcher in this magnetic urban...

  • 22:00
    15 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, 16 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    16 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 13:30
    16 Jul 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
    16 Jul 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...

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017

  • 15:00
    18 Jul 2017
    film

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Martin Scorsese, US 2013

    Scorsese exposes excessive greed in this hyper-energetic  stockbroker satire on the rise and fall...

  • 19:00
    18 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

  • 18:45
    19 Jul 2017
    film

    A Letter to Elia

    Martin Scorsese, US 2010

    Scorsese’s personal and tender tribute to Elia Kazan, the American playwright and filmmaker who made...

  • 20:15
    19 Jul 2017
    film

    America America

    Elia Kazan, US 1963

    The young Greek Stavros Topouzoglou is entrusted with the meagre family fortune to build a life in...

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

  • 16:30
    20 Jul 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...

Friday, 21 Jul 2017

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    22 Jul 2017
    film

    Casino

    Martin Scorsese, US 2017

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

  • 14:00
    22 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

  • 16:30
    22 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 22:00
    22 Jul 2017
    film

    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, US 1985

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

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    23 Jul 2017
    film

    One-Eyed Jacks

    Marlon Brando, US 1961

    A psychological western in which outlaw Marlon Brando takes revenge on his former  partner in crime (...

  • 13:30
    23 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

  • 16:00
    23 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 21:00
    23 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

Monday, 24 Jul 2017

  • 16:30
    24 Jul 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...

  • 19:00
    24 Jul 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017

  • 16:00
    25 Jul 2017
    film

    Goodfellas

    Martin Scorsese, US 1990

    Scorsese shows the lure of a criminal lifestyle on an Irish-Italian boy in East Brooklyn, a working-...

  • 19:15
    25 Jul 2017
    film

    Trances (El hal)

    Ahmed El Maanouni, MA 1981

    An uplifting fly-on-the-wall portrait of the influential Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwhane, also known as...

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

  • 19:00
    26 Jul 2017
    film

    Il mio viaggio in Italia

    Martin Scorsese, US/IT 1999

    Scorsese’s passionate and personal historiography of Italian cinema pays tribute to the directors who...

Friday, 28 Jul 2017

  • 15:30
    28 Jul 2017
    film

    America America

    Elia Kazan, US 1963

    The young Greek Stavros Topouzoglou is entrusted with the meagre family fortune to build a life in...

Saturday, 29 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    29 Jul 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
    29 Jul 2017
    film

    Silence

    Martin Scorsese, US/JP 2016

    The lives of two young Jesuit priests are placed in jeopardy when they go in search of their lost...

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

  • 13:00
    30 Jul 2017
    film

    Gangs of New York

    Martin Scorsese, US/IT 2002

    Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the instantly classic film villain Bill the Butcher in this magnetic urban...

  • 13:30
    30 Jul 2017
    film

    Hugo 3D

    Martin Scorsese, US 2011

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

Monday, 31 Jul 2017

  • 21:30
    31 Jul 2017
    film

    Faces

    John Cassavetes, US 1968

    Cassavetes’  first feature film starring his wife Gena Rowlands in one of the leading roles....

Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017

  • 21:30
    1 Aug 2017
    film

    Boxcar Bertha

    Martin Scorsese, US 1972

    Scorsese’s second long feature film, Boxcar Bertha, was an early exercise in portraying and...

Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

  • 19:00
    2 Aug 2017
    film

    Ludwig

    Luchino Visconti, IT/FR/DE 1973

    Visconti unravels the emotional life of the late nineteenth-century Ludwig II of Bavaria (Helmut...

Friday, 4 Aug 2017

  • 16:30
    4 Aug 2017
    film

    Leave Her to Heaven

    John M. Stahl, US 1945

    Martin Scorsese was greatly committed to restore this 1940s film noir. Shot in Technicolor, Leave...

Saturday, 5 Aug 2017

  • 16:30
    5 Aug 2017
    film

    Boxcar Bertha

    Martin Scorsese, US 1972

    Scorsese’s second long feature film, Boxcar Bertha, was an early exercise in portraying and...

  • 21:00
    5 Aug 2017
    film

    Gangs of New York

    Martin Scorsese, US/IT 2002

    Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the instantly classic film villain Bill the Butcher in this magnetic urban...

Sunday, 6 Aug 2017

  • 16:30
    6 Aug 2017
    film

    Ugetsu monogatari

    Kenji Mizoguchi, JP 1953

    One of Mizoguchi’s best-known films. A potter tries to survive in a medieval war-torn village. He...

Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017

  • 20:30
    8 Aug 2017
    film

    Casino

    Martin Scorsese, US 2017

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

Friday, 11 Aug 2017

  • 19:00
    11 Aug 2017
    film

    Mean Streets

    Martin Scorsese, US 1973

    Martin Scorsese broke through internationally with this raw and realistic portrayal of the dreary...

Saturday, 12 Aug 2017

  • 21:30
    12 Aug 2017
    film

    Leave Her to Heaven

    John M. Stahl, US 1945

    Martin Scorsese was greatly committed to restore this 1940s film noir. Shot in Technicolor, Leave...

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017

  • 16:30
    13 Aug 2017
    film

    The River

    Jean Renoir, FR/IN/US 1951

    Shot in Technicolor in India, this is the first colour film by the French master filmmaker Jean Renoir...

Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

  • 19:15
    15 Aug 2017
    film

    Ugetsu monogatari

    Kenji Mizoguchi, JP 1953

    One of Mizoguchi’s best-known films. A potter tries to survive in a medieval war-torn village. He...

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

  • 19:00
    17 Aug 2017
    film

    Mean Streets

    Martin Scorsese, US 1973

    Martin Scorsese broke through internationally with this raw and realistic portrayal of the dreary...

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

Friday, 25 Aug 2017

  • 18:45
    25 Aug 2017
    film

    The Blue Kite

    Tian Zhuangzhuang, CN/HK 1993

    A ten-year ban on filmmaking was imposed on Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang for showing in this...

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017

  • 15:30
    26 Aug 2017
    film

    Silence

    Martin Scorsese, US/JP 2016

    The lives of two young Jesuit priests are placed in jeopardy when they go in search of their lost...

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

  • 14:30
    27 Aug 2017
    film

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Martin Scorsese, US 2013

    Scorsese exposes excessive greed in this hyper-energetic  stockbroker satire on the rise and fall...

Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017

  • 21:00
    29 Aug 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...

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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