Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Documentary Film Center (DFC) present a summer program of film screenings on Garage Rooftop, which will begin on June 23 and take place once a month.
Visitors are invited to three films about art featured in the special program of the Center International Documentary Film Festival, organized by the DFC and the Museum of Moscow. On June 23, the season will open with a screening of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film is a documentary about one of the art world’s most influential women, who introduced the world to the art of Alexander Calder and Jackson Pollock, among others.
On July 21, the program will continue with Finding Vivian Maier, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015. The film tells the story of a New York nanny, whose legacy of 100,000 unique photographs of New York, Paris, and Chicago was discovered after her death and is now shown in the world’s finest museums.
The final film in the program, screened on August 18, is The New Rijksmuseum, which tells the story of the rebuilding of the Netherlands’ most famous museum, which also holds the world’s finest collection of Dutch masters—including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Jan Steen.
Rooftop screenings are the second collaboration between Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the DFC after the 2014–2015 Exhibition on Screen project devoted to the biggest exhibitions in some the world’s most famous museums.