Preview: Martin Scorsese exhibition at Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum, May 25-Sept. 3

Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum will be hosting Martin Scorsese: The Exhibition, the first exhibition dedicated to the American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, on May 25-September 3. The exhibition shows how Scorsese’s passionate and powerful stories have influenced modern American cinemas.

Martin Scorsese

The traveling exhibition is split into several categories and themes that recur in the works of Scorsese: Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinema, Cinematography, Editing, and Music. A number of key film fragments will be projected on large screens in the exhibition and will be accompanied by over 400 objects and documents taken from the personal collections of Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro (who will be teaming-up again in Scorsese’s upcoming film The Irishman).


Also on display will be set designs by Dante Ferretti, costume designs by Sandy Powell, and original photos by Brigitte Lacombe.


In an official statement, Scorsese said that “some of the objects you’re going to see were literally taken off walls and shelves in my home and my office, and editing room. A lot of these things are very personal. Things from my mother and father’s apartment. Pictures on the walls. And I hope that these objects and memorabilia, all of this, give you some sense of this lifelong passion I’ve had for the cinema and what it means to me.”

In addition, Scorsese will be curating a program of his favourite films from the collections of EYE and his own Film Foundation. For more information, go to



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