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Museum Town
Film Museum Town

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Dir. Jennifer Trainer | 76min, 2019

This fascinating documentary charts the improbable transformation of MASS MoCA from abandoned factories into the world’s largest museum for contemporary art and highlights some of the artists working there today.

Just three decades ago, the vast brick buildings of MASS MoCA were the abandoned relics of a shuttered factory. Today, they are home to the world’s largest museum for contemporary art. Narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, this fascinating documentary charts the improbable transformation of MASS MoCA and the changes it brought to the post-industrial town of North Adams. Exploring not just how museums work, but how artists create, Museum Town includes appearances by James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, and David Byrne, and takes a deep dive into the process of celebrated American visual and performance artist Nick Cave as he builds the monumental installation “Until,” a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.

Museum Town features original music and soundtrack by John Stirratt of Wilco, and songs by the Talking Heads, Sharon Jones, Big Thief, Wilco, and Moses Sumney, among others.

50% of ticket sales go to support BAM, helping to ensure the future of BAM’s adventurous programming.

Please note we are not able to offer member discounts on at-home film screenings at this time.

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