Summer rooftop film screenings from Garage and the Documentary Film Center

23 June – 18 August 2016


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.


The DFC is a company specializing in the screenings and distribution of non-fiction films, based at the Provision Warehouse of the Museum of Moscow. It has introduced Russian audiences to Dior and I, Leonid Parfenov’s Russian Jews, and Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning Amy, about singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. Expanding into Russia’s regions, the DFC is currently developing a program of screenings for the Yeltsin Center in Ekaterinburg, and will present a special film program on New Holland Island in St. Petersburg.

The Center International Documentary Film Festival is an annual event organized by the DFC and the Museum of Moscow. The festival presents films that explore life in contemporary cities and the functioning of urban societies, and takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture, and Design; the Museum of Moscow; and the Multimedia Art Museum during Moscow City Day in September. This year will be the third in the history of the festival, which will open Septemer 7 and end September 11.

Garage Screen was launched in 2012 to bring to Garage’s audience the best of Russian and international filmmaking, including documentary, experimental, and feature films. The selection of films and videos chosen by the Garage team is made up of works that explore various aspects of contemporary art and culture, and rare footage offering insight into the life and work of both famous and little-known contemporary artists, musicians, architects, and performers. There are also documentaries on the making of artworks and exhibitions.

Thursday, June 23

Thursday, July 21

22:00–00:00  Garage Rooftop

Finding Vivian Maier


Screening July 21, 2016
Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
83 min
USA, 2013
Nominated for an Oscar in 2015

Thursday, August 18

22:00–00:00  Garage Rooftop

The New Rijksmuseum


Screening August 18, 2016
Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
90 min
Netherlands, 2014
Screened at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

how to take part

All films will be screened in their original language, with Russian subtitles. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.
The registration for the first screening will be open on June, 16. 

Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders. Please send requests to

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