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‘MUSEUM PICTURES‘ PHOTO SHOW AT SF CAMERAWORK to June 22, 2013 In conjunction with the upcoming release of the feature film, MUSEUM HOURS, and the San Francisco Film Festival’s granting of the Persistence of Vision Award, a show of original polaroids is currently on display at 1011 Market St., 2nd fl. San Francisco.  

MUSEUM HOURS begins U.S. run in NYC on June 28, ’13

Distributor Cinema Guild will begin the U.S. theatrical rollout of Museum Hours in New York at the IFC theater and uptown at the Lincoln Plaza cinema. The run begins on June 28, 2013. Jem Cohen will be present at various shows.


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


Jem’s new film, MUSEUM HOURS, will premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in the Concorso Internazionale. will be live very soon with more info. Other European festivals and North American premiere to be announced shortly. Screenings as follows –  Press Screening: August 7, at 6.00 pm, Kursaal First Public Screening: August 8, at 4.15 […]

“We Have an Anchor” to premier at EMPAC – Friday, April 27 at 8pm

A new show of projected images with live music, commissioned by EMPAC, the experimental media and performing arts center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, will premier this friday. The 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), […]

In the New York Times

The New York Times is running a piece on Jem’s polaroid photographs, which includes an embedded short film, NIGHT SCENE NEW YORK. It is online as of Saturday, March 10, with a print version to run in the Metropolitan section on Sunday, March 11. //

Films for Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Jem made background films for Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The band is currently on tour, with Karl Lemieux running the 4-projector 16mm projection of films and loops (made by Karl, Jem, and Efrim Menuck). Some of the films are old ones used in their tours from 2000-2003, but some are new. Go to for […]

‘Signal Fires: The Cinema of Jem Cohen’ now available

A 250 page book (in English and Spanish) with an additional 30 page gallery of color polaroid images has been released by the Punto de Vista documentary festival: “Signal Fires. El cine de Jem Cohen/The Cinema of Jem Cohen” is available online, by phone, or at the Navarra List of Titles shop: • By phone (Spain):  […]

EMPIRES OF TIN available on dvd !

EVENING’S CIVIL TWILIGHT IN EMPIRES OF TIN has been released on dvd through Constellation Records. Please support this independent release featuring music by Vic Chesnutt, Guy Picciotto, Silver Mount Zion, T. Griffin and Catherine McRae. For details and ordering, see: //

New Vic Chesnutt Record

Jem co-produced the new Vic Chesnutt record, “North Star Deserter,” now out on Constellation records. Vic is backed by members of Silver Mt. Zion, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, and HangedUp, as well as Guy Picciotto from Fugazi, Chad Jones, Nadia Moss, and T.Griffin. It isn’t a film, but it is epic. Please support this independent […]