Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie and Alex Kalman of NYC indie film group, Red Bucket Films, welcomed guests to their new museum, called Museum, that is located inside a freight elevator in TriBeCa. With only 80 square feet of display space, Museum is a curated lost and found. Personal things and found objects gathered from all over the world are on display inside the old elevator space off Cortlandt Alley.
Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by a Mayor Giuliani impersonator, Rudolph W Guliani. Guests were welcomed to look at the collections from the founders and their friends, which include global toothpaste, papers found in copying machines, hand modified Russian watches, the backings of discarded Polaroids, and misspelled food container labels.
This eclectic mix is not foreign to the guys behind Red Bucket Films, a group that has brought a new take on cinema with movies like Daddy Long Legs. The public is invited to look at the space starting in June, when Museum will officially be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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[Alex Kalman, Benny Safdie, Rudolph W Guliani, Josh Safdie]
[Rudolph W. Guliani]