MUSEUM TOWN

Co-Presented by IFFBoston

MUSEUM TOWN tells the unique story of the power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory. 

Threaded with interviews with celebrated artists including Nick Cave and David Byrne, and featuring narration by Meryl Streep, MUSEUM TOWN traces the remarkable story of how a small rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca.

Moderator: Murray Whyte, Boston Globe art critic

Guest: Director Jennifer Trainer


Screenings:

Saturday, October 5

3:30PM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Jennifer Trainer

Producers:

Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Ivy Meeropol

Year:

2019

Length:

76 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Moxy Hotel Hunt’s Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH LEF Foundation Double Exposure Film Fest Boston Jewish Film Festival Wicked Queer Film Festival Spirit Magazine HubWeek Ninety Plus Cellars The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival