27 May 2016
ACMI is celebrating the life and works of one of cinema's most influential filmmakers with the launch of the Australian-exclusive exhibition SCORSESE.
The exhibition features hundreds of items reflecting on the director's near 60-year career in film and television, spanning cinema classics such as Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990), The Aviator (2004) and The Wolf of Wall Street(2013).
Organised by Berlin's acclaimed cinema museum, Die Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, SCORSESE is the first exhibition to focus on the career of the iconic filmmaker. ACMI is its only Australian destination.
The exhibition displays artefacts from Martin Scorsese's personal collection, film footage from across his extensive career, and objects collected by his frequent collaborators including Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio, Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, costume designer Sandy Powell, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.
In addition to Scorsese's films, the exhibition explores the filmmaker's upbringing and the influence of his beloved New York neighbourhood 'Little Italy'. It features photographs of the Scorsese brood alongside items that hint at the creativity to come including storyboards drawn by the 11-year old Martin for a planned Roman epic. The aspiring director dreamed of casting Marlon Brando as his lead.
The exhibition also includes handwritten notes, annotated scripts and shooting diagrams that give insights into Scorsese's creative process and a glimpse at the man behind some of the most memorable movie moments in contemporary film.
Alongside the exhibition, ACMI is hosting an extensive series of talks, workshops, education programs and film screenings celebrating Scorsese's career and exploring his influence on generations of filmmakers across the globe.
SCORSESE is open daily at ACMI until 18 September 2016.