Museum Hours

  • Thur Oct 3
    7:00
Museum Hours

with filmmaker Jem Cohen in person
additional support by Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds, a program of NYSCA, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

director:
Jem Cohen
cast:
Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits

Johann, a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, meets Anne, who is visiting Vienna to attend to a family emergency. Johann shepherds Anne around the city, acting as a guide and interpreter. The two quickly strike up a friendship, bonding in their exploration of the city and the museum, looking at paintings by Rembrandt, Bruegel and other European masters. As they reflect on the artwork and the world outside the museum, they subtly examine their own lives in this beautifully shot character study. “This movie is rigorously and intensely lifelike, which is to say that it’s also a strange and moving work of art.” (NY Times)

website: museumhoursfilm.com

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 47 minutes
release year/country
2012 Austria/USA