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Director
Jem Cohen

Filmography
Selected
1994 Buried In Light
1999 Instrument
2000 Benjamin Smoke (co-direction: Peter Sillen)
2004 Chain
2006 Building a Broken Mousetrap
2008 Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin
2012 Gravity Hill Newsreels
2012 Museum Hours

Biography
A New-York based director, his films are in the collections of NYC’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum and have been broadcast by PBS, Arte, and the Sundance Channel. He’s had retrospectives at London’s NFT, BAFICI, Oberhausen, Gijon, and Spain’s Punto de Vista. Recent projects include the Gravity Hill Newsreels (about Occupy Wall Street) and We Have an Anchor, a portrait of Cape Breton. He has collaborated with musicians including Fugazi, Patti Smith, Terry Riley, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Gil Shaham/Orpheus Orchestra, R.E.M., Vic Chesnutt, and the Ex, as well as writer Luc Sante.

Main Program

Museum Hours / Jem Cohen

When a Vienna museum guard befriends a visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.


Director:Jem Cohen
Script:Jem Cohen
Cinematography:Jem Cohen, Peter Roehsler
Editing:Jem Cohen, Marc Vives
Sound:Bruno Pisek
With:Mary Margaret O’Hara (Anne), Bobby Sommer (Johann), Ela Piplits (Gerda Pachner)
World Sales:Austrian Film Commission, Austria Anne Laurent T. +43 1 526 3323-0 festivals@afc.at www.afc.at
Producer:Paolo Calamita, Jem Cohen, Gabriele Kranzelbind
Production:Little Magnet Films GmbH, Austria T. +43 1 5812 927 office@littlemagnetfilms.com www.littlemagnetfilms.com & Gravity Hill Films, USA info@jemcohenfilms.com & Kgp Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production GmbH, Austria T.+43 1 5222 221 welcome@kgp.co.at
Production Country:Austria-USA
Format:HDCAM Color
Duration:106'
Production Year:2012
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 22:30 | ID:146
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 15:45 | ID:243
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