180 minutes, France-U.S.A., 2014, Colour, D-Cinema

This film was released on Friday 9th January 2015 and is no longer screening .

This film also screened on Monday 2nd  February 2015.

Now well into his 80s, master documentarian Frederick Wiseman continues to be as prolific as he is brilliant. The latest focus for his intense observation is the National Gallery in London, the Trafalgar Square institution that displays some of the greatest artwork in the world, housing 2,400 paintings created from the 13th to the end of the 19th century. Wiseman’s camera lingers on the work and also covers the activities of the Gallery, bearing witness to the education programmes, the preservation efforts, the curatorial expertise and the marketing and sponsorship planning that go into big exhibitions.

National Gallery is a film about how art is appreciated in the 21st century and the formidable power it can still have. It is a work of art in itself, a true wonder and an absolute delight, matchless documentary filmmaking that has a rare and noble purity at its heart. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

★★★★ The Irish Times

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