Museum Hours

Dir. Jem Cohen, 106 min, Austria/USA, Colour, 2012, Blu-Ray

Opening Night Screening Presented by Sled Island and The Glenbow Museum

Canadian music icon Mary Margaret O’Hara stars as Anne in this latest feature length film by director Jem Cohen (Instrument). A guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum befriends an enigmatic visitor, sparking an exploration of their lives and the ways in which artworks reflect and shape the world. Executive Producers Guy Picciotto and Patti Smith.

Directors Bio: Jem Cohen, whose 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; 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.

Notable Screenings and Awards: Art Cinema Award Festival del Film Locarno (2012), Toronto International Film Festival (2012), BFI London International Film Festival (2012)