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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, 18 Aug 2017

Museumcard & IAmsterdam City Card

Visitors with either Museumcard or IAmsterdam City Card pay a surcharge of € 3,- for this exhibition

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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.

 

Friday, 18 Aug 2017

  • 17:00
    18 Aug 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...

  • 21:30
    18 Aug 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017

  • 14:45
    19 Aug 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
    19 Aug 2017
    film

    Kundun

    Martin Scorsese, US 1997

    This meditative portrait of Tibet’s spiritual leader once more confirms Scorsese’s reputation as one...

  • 21:30
    19 Aug 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-...

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017

  • 13:45
    20 Aug 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...

  • 16:30
    20 Aug 2017
    film

    Al momia (The Night of Counting the Years)

    Shadi Abdel Shalam, EG 1969

    A historical drama set at the time of the discovery of the royal mummies at Deir al-Bahari in 1881. As...

  • 21:30
    20 Aug 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

Monday, 21 Aug 2017

  • 10:30
    21 Aug 2017
    film

    Taxi Driver

    Martin Scorsese, US 1976

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

  • 21:30
    21 Aug 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...

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

  • 14:00
    23 Aug 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
    23 Aug 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
    23 Aug 2017
    film

    Italianamerican + American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    Martin Scorsese, US 2017

    Scorsese’s first documentary is a portrait of his parents talking about what is was like to grow up as...

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

  • 18:45
    24 Aug 2017
    film

    Kundun

    Martin Scorsese, US 1997

    This meditative portrait of Tibet’s spiritual leader once more confirms Scorsese’s reputation as one...

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

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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