On the occasion of The Museum of Modern Art’s 11th Annual Film Benefit, which honors Martin Scorsese, we are proud to present 11 of Scorsese’s films, all set in his hometown of New York City.
A pair of New York institutions, Scorsese and MoMA have had a long and fruitful relationship; the Museum’s collection includes 20 of the director’s films, and his commitment to film preservation and stewardship of The Film Foundation has formed the basis of four MoMA exhibitions since the mid-1990s, including Scorsese Collects and, most recently, a two-part series featuring new restorations from Republic Pictures.
As Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, put it, “From his unextinguishable drive to innovate as a filmmaker to his passion for film history and his personal advocacy for film literacy, Martin Scorsese is cinema’s greatest hero. He is a universe unto himself, and all of us who are privileged to work in his orbit are nurtured by his considerable force. He is a loyal and dear part of The Museum of Modern Art family, and we are happy to welcome him home once again.”
Organized by the Department of Film.