USA / 2019 / 75'
Director: Jennifer Trainer
In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest center for contemporary art in the world. This is the story of a unique institution, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to generate cultural and economic rebirth. With original music by Wilco bassist John Stirratt and appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne to Bill T. Jones, Museum Town reveals how an idea becomes a reality, tracing the creation of artist Nick Cave's monumental installation UNTIL, a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.
"IT IS INDEED AN EXTRAORDINARY MUSEUM, AND THE TALE OF ITS CREATION AS WELL AS ITS EFFECT ON THE TOWN OF NORTH ADAMS, MA IS CHRONICLED IN THIS DOC." - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"MUSEUM TOWN IS THE MOST FUN DOCUMENTARY I'VE SEEN IN SOME TIME. IT MAKES CONTEMPORARY ART MORE ACCESSIBLE… SMART, WELL SHOT, AND WELL DELIVERED." - FLIXIST
"AS ONE OF ITS CO-CREATORS, DIRECTOR JENNIFER TRAINER'S MUSEUM TOWN TRACES MASS MOCA'S HISTORY WITH A LOVING TOUCH THAT ENCAPSULATES THE POWER OF THE SPACE SHE HELPED BEGIN BUILD DECADES AGO… I FOUND MYSELF MOVED TO TEARS OFTEN." - BLACK GIRL NERDS
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