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Philip Seymour Hoffman retrospective coming to Museum of the Moving Image


Aug. 23, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

The Museum of the Moving Image will host several film retrospectives this fall devoted to two of the great film talents of the 20th century: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski.

The Hoffman retrospective will run from September 16 to October 2, and will screen some of his most memorable films, including Capote; Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead; Boogie Nights; Doubt; Magnolia; The Master; Synecdoche, New York; and The Talented Mr. Ripley. The retrospective will also show Hoffman’s directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating, among other films.

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent, an actor and director whose

performances were always immersive and electrifying,” the museum said in a statement. “His legacy lives on in many ways, including his astonishing performances in the films in this retrospective.”

Kieslowski, though perhaps less well known than Hoffman, was an acclaimed Polish director in 80s and 90s. The retrospective on his work will run from October 7 to November 6, and will coincide with the release of the new digital restoration of his film The Decalogue.

The retrospective will show all the films Kieslowski ever made, including the three best known internationally, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, and Red. The series will also show four posthumous works based on Kieslowski’s unproduced screenplays.

Kieslowski was known for his portrayal of the everyday life of the working class in both his documentaries and dramas. “At the height of his career (and sadly at the end of his life), he was admired worldwide for his emotionally haunting, visually sumptuous moral dramas of modern life, epitomized by the Three Colors Trilogy,” the museum said in a statement.

The Kieslowski retrospective is a collaboration between the Museum of the Moving Image, the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Polish Film

Krzysztof Kieślowski

Krzysztof Kieślowski


A full schedule of the Hoffman retrospective will be announced soon here

The museum has not yet released more information on the Kieslowski retrospective.

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