Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Museum Hours (Austria/USA: Jem Cohen, 2012)

Museum Hours (Austria/USA: Jem Cohen, 2012: 107 mins)

Auden, W. H. "Musee des Beaux Arts." (Poem written in 1938)

Delgado, Mónica. "The Exquisite Quotidian: Jem Cohen." Keyframe (January 26, 2017) ["How MUSEUM HOURS turns art appreciation into moviemaking motive."]

Goodman, Daniel Ross. "Museum Hours." Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

"Jem Cohen." Filmwax Radio #210 (May 7, 2014) ["I chat at length with filmmaker Jem Cohen. Two of Cohen’s films are currently available on Fandor including his most recent film, a narrative feature called Museum Hours. The film concerns a Vienna museum guard who befriends an enigmatic 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. Cohen’s other available film is a documentary collaboration with the Washington, DC-based punk band, Fugazi. That project spanned over 10 years of the band’s life and, not only caught great musical moments, but also candid ones that illustrate why the band has intentionally remained on the fringes of the music industry. Cohen takes me back to the earliest days of his career, describing his years studying at Wesleyan University and eventually settling into New York City during the height of the punk scene. Additionally, Jem cites the seminal French documentarian, Chris Marker, as a major influence in his career. "]

Jem Cohen Films (Website)

Koehler, Robert. "Wandering in Vienna: Jem Cohen and the Adventure of Museum Hours." Cinema Scope #52 (2013)

Kohn, Eric. "How Jem Cohen's Museum Hours Blends Fine Art and and Delicate Emotion." Indiewire (June 25, 2013)

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Opened 1891) (Google Search)

Larson, Sarah. "Jem Cohen's Punk Rock Nature." The New Yorker (October 10, 2013)

Lee, Kevin. B. "Jem Cohen's Ground Level Artistry." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: June 26, 2013)

"Museum Hours (2012)." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

"Museum Hours Press Kit." [Includes Director's Statement and Production Notes]

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) (Google Search)

Rapold, Nicholas. "Museum Hours Tours Through Art and Human Ties." The New York Times (June 30, 2013)

Scott, A. O. "Old Masters, Sweet Mysteries: Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours Explores Links of Life and Art." The New York Times (June 28, 2013)

Williams, William Carlos. "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus." (Poem published in 1960)

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