Museum Town

In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest center for contemporary art in the world. This is the story of a unique institution, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to generate cultural and economic rebirth. With original music by Wilco bassist John Stirratt and appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne to Bill T. Jones, Museum Town reveals how an idea becomes a reality, tracing the creation of artist Nick Cave's monumental installation UNTIL, a reflection on gun violence, race, and the American Dream.

Soundtracked by Talking Heads, Sharon Jones, Big Thief, Wilco, Moses Sumney, and many more. With the voice of Meryl Streep.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Director:

Jennifer Trainer

Executive Producer:

Rachel Chanoff, Jack Wadsworth, Susy Wadsworth

Producer:

Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Ivy Meeropol

Screenwriter:

Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport

Cinematographer:

Kirsten Johnson, Daniel B. Gold, Wolfgang Held

Editor:

Pola Rapaport

Music:

John Stirratt and Paul Pilot

Principal Cast:

Nick Cave, Denise Markonish, John Barrett III, Ruth Yarter, David Byrne, Meryl Streep

Additional Credits:

Graphics and Animation: Scott Grossman, Additional Editor: Anne Alvergue

Contact

Distributor:

Jason Ishikawa
jason@cineticmedia.com

Public Film Contact:

Noah Bashevkin
THE OFFICE performing arts + film
noah@theofficearts.com

Publicity Contact:

Dixon Knox
dixon@cineticmedia.com
212.204.7979

Sales Agent:

Cinetic

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Documentary"]

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

74:43 mins