Museum Hours

| 2012 | 107 min. | |
A Film by Jem Cohen

Saturday September 07, 2013


$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Jem Cohen

Starring Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer and Ela Piplits

Acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen’s new feature, “Museum Hours”, is a mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city. The exquisitelyphotographed “Museum Hours” is an ode to the bonds of friendship, an exploration of an unseen Vienna, and the power of art to both mirror and alter our lives.

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"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, New Yorker

 

"Museum Hours is less interested in plot than in using its characters as a way to give ideas shape and voice; however, because their performances are natural and improvisatory, the movie never seems didactic."

--Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The AV Club

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