The Museum


Spotlight Film
Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 1 PM
Location: Gershman Y

Director: Ran Tal
Genre: Doc Feature
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Running Time: 1 hr 14 min
Language: In Hebrew with English subtitles

Sponsored by: Iris and Igal Hami, Gil Travel Group and Laurie Wagman

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

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From two-time Ophir Award-winning director Ran Tal (Children of the Sun), THE MUSEUM is an intimate glimpse into the world of the Israel Museum (Israel’s national museum in Jerusalem) and the diverse group of people who make it special. Stunning shots of pristine galleries and behind-the-scenes looks at the bustling activity of restoration and curation serve as a love letter to art, history, and their dedicated stewards.

THE MUSEUM also paints a vivid portrait of the communities that form around these works of art by capturing subjects as they engage and interact with the museum’s contents. Though each person’s experience is unique, there is a universality in connecting with a work of art, be it children finger-painting their response to a work of art or an adult reflecting on the ghosts he or she recognizes in a wartime painting. Through all of its slices of life, THE MUSEUM invites the audience beyond its walls to celebrate the wide-ranging narrative of Jewish perseverance and the vitality of Israeli culture in all of its splendid forms.

Special Guests: Skype interview with Ran Tal, Director of THE MUSEUM


For Fans of:

  • Art
  • Art history
  • Documentaries
  • Frederick Wiseman
  • Israeli cinema
  • Israel Museum
  • Museums
  • Ran Tal

Official Selection:

  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival


  • David A. Stein Award for Best Documentary – Washington Jewish Film Festival


  • “Fascinating…captures the extraordinary vitality and variety of the Israel Museum.” (Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post)