Taking Venice

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. The Venice Biennale, the world's most influential art exhibition, becomes a proving ground in 1964. Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends Alan Solomon, an ambitious curator making waves with trailblazing art, to organize the U.S. entry. Together with Leo Castelli, a powerful New York art dealer, they embark on a daring plan to make Robert Rauschenberg the winner of the Grand Prize. The artist is yet to be taken seriously with his combinations of junk off the street and images from pop culture, but he has the potential to dazzle. Deftly pulling off maneuvers that could have come from a Hollywood thriller, the American team leaves the international press crying foul and Rauschenberg questioning the politics of nationalism that sent him there.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$31,618
Summary Details
DistributorKino Lorber
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Opening$7,056
1 theaters
Release DateMay 17, 2024
Running Time1 hr 38 min
GenresDocumentary
In Release10 days/1 week
Widest Release8 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 17-1935$7,056-1-$7,056$21,1821
May 24-2629$7,667+8.7%8+7$958$31,6182