December 5 and 7, 2014 | Film Festival | AFI European Union Film Showcase: 'The Great Museum'

AFI European Union Film Showcase: 'The Great Museum'

Johannes Holzhausen’s Wiseman-esque documentary takes the viewer inside Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, during the lead-up to the 2013 re-opening of its renovated Kunstkammer. A trained art historian who clearly reveres this august building and its priceless art collection, Holzhausen combines a scholar’s deep understanding of the works with a dynamic eye for detail — and a winning sense of humor about the staff’s idiosyncrasies and occasionally surreal moments in the life of a museum.

Caligari Film Award, 2014 Berlin Film Festival; Official Selection, 2014 San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Seattle Film Festivals. DIR/SCR Johannes Holzhausen; SCR Constantin Wulff; PROD Johannes Rosenberger.

Austria, 2014, color, 94 min. In English and German with English subtitles. NOT RATED

When: Friday, December 5, 2014 | 5:15 pm and Sunday, December 7 | 1:00 pm
Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | 8633 Colesville Road | Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tickets: For further information, lineup and tickets please visit: