Documentary directed by Phil Grabsky and Matt Askem (UK, 2014, 95 min.). Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs was hailed the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians and Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking, specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.
After the film, check out the exhibit Matisse in the Studio for a fascinating look at Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into great artist’s creativity.
Film fans who plan to see at least three films at the MFA in the month of June can purchase a June 3-film pass.