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24 February 2016

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced a special exhibition celebrating American master filmmaker, Martin Scorsese.

Running from Thursday 26 May to Sunday 18 September, Scorsese will explore the breadth of the director/producer's work, from his early experimental beginnings through to his award-winning feature films.

The exhibition, which draws on the riches of Scorsese's personal collection and recollections, demonstrates a relentless and accelerating work ethic over almost six decades. It delves into Scorsese's working methods and key creative collaborations, excavates his personal motivations and passions and offers insight into Scorsese's career as an unparalleled screen stylist and a tireless champion of cinema. 

Curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum for Film and Television, Berlin, Scorsese's story is illuminated through 600 objects including storyboards, hand annotated film scripts, unpublished production stills, costumes, paintings, film clips and more. Exhibits have been drawn from Scorsese's private collection, including the Scorsese family home, the Robert De Niro Collection and the Paul Schrader Collection at the Harry Ransom Centre.

Film screenings, talks, live events and education programs will complement the exhibition experience, along with an audio guide and an exhibition book, both of which include commentary from Scorsese. 

With over 60 director credits spanning almost as many years, Scorsese's range is extraordinary; from high octane dramas (Raging Bull, Gangs of New York) and bracing psychological thrillers (The Departed, Shutter Island), to spiritual quests (The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun) and biographical epics (The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street), to period adaptations (The Age of Innocence) and television sagas (Boardwalk Empire).

A champion for the exhibition, preservation and restoration of film, Scorsese established The Film Foundation in 1990. In 1997, he was recognized for his contribution to film culture with an AFI Life Achievement Award. 

Scorsese will be at ACMI from Thursday 26 May to Sunday 18 September.

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