New York City, NY
Martin Scorsese is the iconic American film director. His wide-ranging body of work is at once distinctly personal and rooted in a profound understanding of the art and history of cinema. He is also a consummate New Yorker, and his movies capture the intensity and energy of his home city. Martin Scorsese, the first major exhibition about the director’s deeply intertwined career and life, explores Scorsese’s remarkable half-century of filmmaking within the context of his personal history and his love of cinema. Drawing extensively from Scorsese’s own collection, the exhibition includes production material from his key films, objects from his childhood, behind-the-scenes images, and large-scale projections of scenes from his work. It is organized thematically: Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinephile, Cinematography, Editing, and Music.
During the run of the exhibition, the Museum will present a comprehensive retrospective of the director’s work, with the best available film prints and restored versions of his films, supplemented with personal appearances. Additional screenings will feature a selection from the hundreds of classic movies restored by the Film Foundation under Scorsese’s supervision, and a selection of films that formed his lifelong love of cinema.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.