Did you miss it at PIFF 37? Another chance to catch THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM!

The New Rijksmuseum

“The renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum went on for ten long, expensive years, so it is fitting that a documentary on this torturous (and often inadvertently hilarious) process should turn into not one but two feature-length movies. Spanish architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz have designed an ingenious new entryway, but the Dutch Cyclists Union won’t tolerate reduced access for the 13,000 bicyclists who ride through the passageway daily. The museum’s magisterial director, Ronald de Leeuw, and his successor, the younger, scrappier Wim Pijbes, battle with curators, politicians, designers, city bureaucrats, and the public as the price of construction soars to $500 million. It’s a messy, complicated story, but fortunately, one with a glorious ending.”—Film Forum. “THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM proves that films can describe nuances of character and situation as finely as the finest novel or creative nonfiction.”—RogerEbert.com. (240 mins.)

PLEASE NOTE: The scheduled 2 p.m. screening on Sunday, April 13, has been cancelled.

 

THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM screens Saturday, April 12 at 6:30pm and Monday, April 14 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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