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Category Archives: new film

New short re Jonas Mekas for Criterion, New Xylouris White film

A new short film, Makeshift (for Mekas) is up on the Criterion Channel. It was commissioned as part of their Mekas series/homage. A new video, Tree Song for Xylouris White (7:25, 2019, HD) on Drag City. Shot in the desert, sun went down.

New short on Paris Review website

A short film I made in conjunction with the release of Sam Stephenson’s wonderful book, Gene Smith’s Sink (regarding the photographer W. Eugene Smith) is now up on the Paris Review website.

9 Evening Retrospective at Harvard Film Archive

April 7-May 14 //

COUNTING now on dvd and blu-ray

// Counting is now available from Cinema Guild, with a fully illustrated booklet including texts by Ann Hornaday and Jem Cohen.

COUNTING: U.S. Premiere at BAM Cinemafest June 27 at 4pm

Jem’s new feature film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, will have its U.S. premiere at BAM Cinemafest The film has been picked up by Cinema Guild for distribution, and will begin its theatrical run in NYC in the summer, at the IFC theater.

COUNTING premieres at BERLINALE, picked up by Cinema Guild

Jem’s new feature, COUNTING, premiered in the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in the Forum section. Following their release of MUSEUM HOURS, Cinema Guild has picked up the new film and will represent it for both U.S. and international sales and distribution.


Click to see the New York Times Critics’ Pick review. Jem will be present with the film as follows: JULY 3 after the 7:40 show, JULY 4 after the 5:20 show, JULY 5 after the 7:40. For more info

Free Summer Talk at Lincoln Center, Weds. June 26th at 6pm

// In a discussion moderated by Eugene Hernandez, Jem will discuss MUSEUM HOURS and his working methods and show some short films.

We Have an Anchor at Tiff Bell Lightbox, Dec. 4 & 5, 2012

A  show of projected images with live music, presented by TIFF and the Images Festival at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX DEC. 4 and 5 at 8pm.  The multi-projection show consists of footage shot over the past ten years in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, with texts and live music… Musicians are Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), T.Griffin (Quavers), Jim […]


We are very happy to announce that The Cinema Guild will be the U.S. distributor for MUSEUM HOURS. //