First Friday Film: Museum Hours

September 06, 2013
Friday, 8 p.m.
The Strand Theatre

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.

"Quietly amazing, sneakily sublime. Mr. Cohen, a New York filmmaker and video artist with an eye for rough urban landscapes and eccentric artistic characters, is a patient observer and a cunning, subtle storyteller. 'Museum Hours' seems to wander and ruminate, collecting stray moments and fleeting impressions that gradually - and perhaps only in retrospect - snap together to reveal an intriguing pattern of emotion and significance. Watching the film is not really like looking at a painting, but the way the art historian looks at Bruegel has something in common with the way Mr. Cohen instructs us to pay attention to the world... This movie is rigorously and intensely lifelike, which is to say that it's also a strange and moving work of art." (A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES)

First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening.

Tickets are $7 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers and are for sale at the Strand box office prior to film.


Museum Hours poster


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207-596-6457 ext 146
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