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Museum Cinema: Friday Cinema at the Museum / Museum Town, 2019 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

Museum Town | Jennifer Trainer, USA, 2019, 76 minutes, English with Hebrew subtitles
Introduction: Shahar Molcho, Associate Curator

How did a small, God-forsaken town in Massachusetts become one of the most influential leading centers of art in the USA? Like many American towns, North Adams also saw the closure of its local factory in the early 1980s, and deteriorated to a chronicle of foretold unemployment and crime. When the local art college was looking for an exhibition space for large works of contemporary art, using the town’s deserted factory was suggested.

The film follows the building of the MASS MoCa museum and its development into a centre that now features exhibitions of the foremost contemporary artists. It focuses on the way in which building the Museum affected the local community’s life, and how it became a central part of its identity- all without compromising its vision or alienating its surroundings.

Trailer Museum Town >

More films on Museum-Cinema:
5/1/24, 11:30 —
"Inside the Uffizi," 2021 >
12/1/24, 11:30 —
"National Gallery," 2014 >
26/1/24, 11:30 — "Niki de Saint Phalle, un rêve d'architecte," 2014 >
2/2/24, 11:30 — "Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories," 2017 >
9/2/24, 11:30 — "Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil," 2015 >
16/2/24, 11:30 — "Beuys," 2017 >
23/2/24, 11:30 — "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back," 2016 >
1/3/24, 11:30 — "Botero," 2018 >
15/3/24, 11:30 — "Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist," 2017 >
22/3/24, 11:30 — "Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s," 2017 >
5/4/24, 11:30 — "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg," 2016 >
12/4/24, 11:30 —
"Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future," 2014 >
19/4/24, 11:30 — "M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity," 2018 >