Costumes, props and more from Martin Scorsese films will be displayed at Astoria museum

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The acclaimed director of “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “The Departed” and many other classic films will be honored in an exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image where fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the dozens of movies he has worked on.

Titled “Martin Scorsese,” the exhibition originated in Germany and has traveled to France, Italy, Australia, and Belgium. In Astoria, the exhibition will run from Dec. 11, 2016 through April 23, 2017.


It includes production material from Martin Scorsese‘s key films, such as costumes, props, storyboards, set photographs, screenplays, objects from his childhood and projections of scenes from his work.

“It explores his inspirations, creative process, and significant collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into Scorsese’s career as an unparalleled screen stylist and a tireless champion of cinema,” according to a press release.

The exhibition is split into several categories including Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinema, Cinematography, Editing, and Music.

A new section will be included at the Museum of the Moving Image that will feature material from Scorsese’s new film Silence, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel about Christian missionaries in seventeenth-century Japan. The film opens on Dec. 23.

Scorsese fans will also be treated to a retrospective of the director’s work, with film prints and restored versions of his films. Scorsese will also make an appearance.

The screening series opens with “Martin Scorsese in the 21st Century,” from Dec. 16 through 24, featuring the director’s six films made after 2000: “The Departed,” “Gangs of New York,” “Shutter Island,” “The Aviator,” “Hugo,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The Museum will also present a selection from the hundreds of classic movies restored by the Film Foundation under Scorsese’s supervision and films that formed his love of cinema.

The museum is located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria.

For more information, visit the Museum of the Moving Image website.

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