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The First Monday in May

Available for

Virtual

On-demand

In-person

Available for screenings until

Jan 01, 2026

Available for screenings in

United States of America

About the film

Chronicles the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 31m

Released

2016

Director

Andrew Rossi

Producer

Fabiola Beracasa, Skot Bright, Dawn Ostroff

Awards & recognition

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2016 Nominee: Audience Award

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2016 Nominee: Best Documentary Feature Film

What people are saying

"The First Monday In May is an intriguing, entertaining documentary about how this big event came together, whether one is interested in art, Chinese culture, fashion or celebrities."

Cate Marquis

We Are Movie Geeks

"Gorgeous, gossipy, yet penetrating documentary about the marriage of culture and commerce."

Andrea Gronvall

Chicago Reader

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