2020 FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT: 15th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Postponed Until Further Notice

Western Massachusetts Premiere

Captures the extraordinary vitality of the museum
The Jerusalem Post

The Museum

Friday, March 27, 1:30 PM
Davis Auditorium, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield

Ran Tal’s magnificent new film The Museum with its unprecedented look behind the scenes at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem isn’t a conventional documentary about the history of the museum, or its world class collection of 500,000 objects (including the Dead Sea Scrolls). It’s a lyrical work in and of itself, a poetic celebration of storytelling and humanity. Tal is one of Israel’s most accomplished and creative documentarians and his genius lies in revealing the essence of a place or an idea. Gorgeously photographed, poignant, and wry, The Museum artfully curates moments and details, introducing us to a diverse range of curators, artists, guards, and visitors from around the world, each with a story to tell.

Introduction and post-screening Q&A with Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University, and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.

Documentary | 2017 | 74 minutes
Israel| English And Hebrew with Subtitles 
Directed by Ran Tal




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