THE NEW RI­JKSMU­SEUM

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Oeke Hoogendijk’s two-part doc­u­men­tary com­pletes a tri­fecta that be­gan with Fred­er­ick Wise­man’s Na­tional Gallery and con­tin­ued with Johannes Holzhausen’s The Great Mu­seum. Hoogendijk’s fea­ture is the most ac­ces­si­ble and deals with the restora­tion of Am­s­ter­dam’s Ri­jksmu­seum, a build­ing that houses mas­ter­pieces by Rem­brandt, Ver­meer, and other Dutch Mas­ters. Its nar­ra­tive struc­ture fol­lows the po­lit­i­cal and fi­nan­cial pit­falls that plagued the pro­ject and staff, in­clud­ing in­flat­ing costs and a change of lead­er­ship. It’s a dra­matic telling that en­ter­tains and inspires. Not rated. 110 min­utes. In Dutch, French, and English with sub­ti­tles, Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Michael Abatemarco)

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