National Gallery by Frederick Wiseman (2013, 180 min.). Wiseman takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. “This is one of Wiseman’s richest and most thought-provoking films, and easily one of his best,” (Slant Magazine). Co-presented by The Doc Yard.
Discussion with director follows November 16 screening.
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