OPENING NIGHT FILM!
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
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 (Children of the Sun NCJF’08) 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.
Director: Ran Tal | Israel | 2017 | 74 min | English & Hebrew w/ English subtitles
PARTNERS: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University; Consulate General of Israel to New England; Israel Campus Roundtable
SPONSOR: Suzanne Priebatsch