Museum Hours - 9PM
(drama, 107 minutes, Austria/USA, 2013)
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.
Jem Cohen is also a frequent flyer to Cape Breton, and so this screening will be accompanied by a preview screening of his single-screen adaptation of his most recent musical/film piece, We Have An Anchor. Primarily shot in Cape Breton and originally presented as a multi-screen documentary portrait of Cape Breton, the film is accompanied by live music from Jim White, Guy Picciotto, T. Griffin, Jessica Moss, Efrim Menuck, and Sophie Trudeau.
Jem Cohen is a New York City-based American filmmaker, especially known for his observational portraits of urban landscapes, blending of media formats (16mm, Super 8, video) and collaborations with music artists. He is the recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for feature filmmaking. Cohen's films have been broadcast in Europe by the BBC and ZDF/ARTE, and in the United States by the Sundance Channel and PBS. They are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, and Melbourne's Screen Gallery." He also makes multi-channel installations and still photographs and had a photography show at Robert Miller Gallery in 2009. He has received grants from the Guggenheim, Creative Capital, Rockefeller and Alpert Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other organizations.
Location: Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street
Admission: $10 general admission, $7 film workers/students
A Q+A with the director will follow the screening.