LAFF Film Fest
LAFF Film Fest
LAFF Film Fest
Edward Ruscha
The Great Museum
The Great Museum
Das Grosse Museum
International Showcase
(Austria, 2014, 95 mins, DCP)
In German, English with English subtitles
Directed By: Johannes Holzhausen
Screenwriters: Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff
Producer: Johannes Rosenberger
Cinematographers: Attila Boa, Joerg Burger
Editor: Dieter Pichler
There is far more to see at Vienna's world-renowned Kunsthistorisches Museum than the art on display. Behind the scenes, in the galleries under renovation, the deep storage warehouses and the administrative offices, the staff of the museum interacts with the collection in surprising and intimate ways. An archivist zips from one end of a seemingly endless library to the other on a razor scooter. A conservator lovingly brushes the fur of a taxidermic bear. A janitor gently dusts the inner thigh of a nineteenth-century statue.

Documentarian Johannes Holzhausen spent more than two years exploring the nooks and crannies of the Kunsthistorisches. With a deadpan sense of humor and a verité eye that beautifully captures both the sumptuousness of the palatial building and the tiny, telling details of museum life, Holzhausen leads us on the greatest VIP museum tour ever.

Screening Schedule
Fri, Jun 13th 4:45pm
Regal Cinema L.A. Live- Theater 9
Sat, Jun 14th 1:40pm
Regal Cinema L.A. Live- Theater 14
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