Jem Cohen: Museum Hours

Wednesday 26 June, 2013
6 - 7pm, $0

Film Society of Lincoln Center

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Well known for his distinctive work in Super 8 and 16mm film, as well as numerous music videos for the likes of R.E.M., Fugazi, and Vic Chestnutt, Jem Cohen has made a name for himself with a number of acclaimed feature films, including InstrumentBenjamin Smoke and Chain. His latest film, Museum Hours, observes the burgeoning relationship between a quiet Vienna museum guard (Bobby Sommer) who meets a lonesome American visitor (Mary Margaret O'Hara).

Anchored within a grand gallery at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, Jem Cohen's Museum Hours is an examination of art, architecture and, ultimately, contemporary humanity.

For this special New York City event, moderated by Film Society’s Eugene Hernandez, Jem Cohen will screen one of his short films as a way of describing how he came to make Museum Hours.

This Summer Talk is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available to the general public at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office beginning one hour before the start of the event, on a space available basis.

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