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Explore the talents of legendary director/screenwriter Martin Scorsese at the Museum of Modern Art. “Scorsese Screens” is a film exhibition beginning on August 5 and running through September 6.

Martin Scorsese is without a doubt one of the most talented directors and screenwriters of our time. Having grown up in Little Italy, he was often inspired by his Italian heritage and his New York City home when creating his films—evidenced by works like Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and The Wolf of Wall Street, among many others. But the director also openly acknowledges the many filmmakers who came before him that have influenced his work. This series of 33 feature films celebrates the talents of Michael Powell, Max Ophuls and Jacques Tourneur, whose films are screened alongside B pictures from Jean Renoir, Stanley Kubrick and Preston Sturges—all of whom made an impact on Scorsese's later works. Many of the films are presented in 35mm.

In tandem with the Scorsese Collects gallery exhibition, this film series illuminates the conjunction of graphic and cinematic influences that shaped Martin Scorsese’s aesthetic. Thirty-three features from Britain, France, and the United States by his frequently acknowledged icons Michael Powell, Max Ophuls, and Jacques Tourneur are presented alongside noir, horror, comedy, adventure, and lesser-known B pictures by filmmakers such as Joseph H. Lewis, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Renoir, Preston Sturges, and Scorsese himself. All films are in 35mm unless otherwise indicated.

In celebration of director Martin Scorsese’s enduring commitment to the preservation of international film culture, MoMA presents Scorsese Collect, 34 works from the Scorsese Poster Collection. The installation is centered around a rare, billboard-size poster for the 1951 film The Tales of Hoffmann, and features other large-format pieces representing the work of directors such as Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, 1948), Max Ophuls (The Earrings of Madame de…, 1953) and Jacques Tourneur (I Walked with a Zombie, 1943), and key designers, such as Italy’s Anselmo Ballester and Britain's Peter Strausfeld. In addition to European art house and American genre films, Raoul Walsh’s silent classic Regeneration (1915) and Howard Hawks’s Scarface (1932) (represented by a rare lobby card) are included.

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