On the occasion of Miramax’s 25th anniversary, The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of 50 significant films that Miramax and its division, Dimension, produced and distributed over the past quarter-century. This retrospective will be presented in two parts: first, from January through March, and then resuming in the summer. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, two brothers who grew up in Queens, founded Miramax in 1979, naming the company after their parents, Miriam and Max.
Headquartered in downtown Manhattan, Miramax has grown substantially from its modest beginnings through shrewd acquisitions and marketing policies. Most important, Miramax has encouraged broader support of independent cinema while making available an extraordinarily rich and eclectic library of significant works by some of the worlds finest filmmakers, including Woody Allen, Stephen Frears, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Martin Scorsese, and many others.
Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media.