The New Rijksmuseum

New Rijksmuseum 550“Fascinating! … Itself a monumental undertaking itself … required viewing for aspiring architects and designers.” –Slate

One of the world’s preeminent art museums — home to masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer — and itself an architectural marvels, Amsterdam’s famed buildings went through a painfully long renovation process. Painful and sometimes hilarious, Oeke Hoogendijk’s film follows this enormous project, as the budget swells to $500 million, and architects and museum directors do battle with curators, politicians, bureaucrats and even bicyclists. It’s an ode to perseverance and public spaces. (Netherlands, 2013, 2-Part film: 118 and 110 minutes)

Starts July 3