Western Massachusetts Premiere
Captures the extraordinary vitality of the museum
– The Jerusalem Post
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