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Two men speak to each other. Framed behind them is a large mirrored structure, reflecting trees and buildings.

Depot – Reflecting Boijmans

  •   Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Netherlands

In 2019, Rotterdam’s famed Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shuttered for renovations, making way for a radical new shimmering art mecca just down the street. Called the Depot, this ambitious construction — composed of walls of curved mirrored glass — was a shared dream of architect Winy Maas and irreverent museum director Sjarel Ex. It reimagines art exhibition as a gigantic, glorified storage unit, with all of its treasures on view for everyone to see.

With a playful approach that even includes musical numbers, ChicagoIFF alumnus Sonia Herman Dolz (The Master and His Pupil, Yo soy así) tracks these two ambitious and passionate visionaries as they work together to break down the old museum, construct the new one, and delicately transport precious masterpieces into their new home. A captivating portrait of both institutions from the inside out, Depot is a glorious ode to both art and architecture.

A pandel discussion will follow the October 12th screening.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Sonia Herman Dolz


Documentary Program Sponsors

Logo: WTTW (2019)Cynthia Stone Raskin

Film Supporters

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation • Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson

Event Information

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  •   86 minutes
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Assistive Listening Devices available
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