Museum Hours


Directed by: Jem Cohen

Screening - Friday, August 23, 2013, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7pm

2012 | Austria-USA | 107 minutes | Unrated



When a Vienna museum guard 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.


“A Canadian woman flies to Vienna. She is there to visit a cousin, who lies in a coma; duty keeps her from leaving, yet she has little to do, so she wanders the wet winter city and the Kunsthistorisches Museum. There she meets a security guard who takes her gently under his wing. Jem Cohen’s movie is barely a story at all: what matters are the Old Masters on the walls of the gallery—notably Bruegel, whose paintings, hung together, form one of the great rooms of the world. The camera inspects them, often in closeup, always at leisure, and no one could begrudge the movie such tranquility. It finds the time to look at looking, and to offer a slow revelation: to the lonely and the stranded, it is art that feels like home.” - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker


Nominated Golden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival, 2012




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The Last of the Unjust

Screening - Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7pm


Performance

SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development