Manager: Paolo Calamita
Executive Producers: Guy Picciotto, Patti Smith
Producers: Paolo Calamita, Jem Cohen, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an unmoored visitor from overseas, 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. The film is a narrative/documentary hybrid which seamlessly combines character study, city portrait, and essay film.
New-York based, Cohen’s feature-length films include Chain, Benjamin Smoke, Instrument, and Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin. Shorts include Lost Book Found, Amber City, Little Flags, and Anne Truitt – Working. 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 (where the monograph, Signal Fires: the Cinema of Jem Cohen was published). 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.
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