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Jem’s films available on Vimeo on Demand

Jem has been adding films to a Vimeo on Demand page where titles can be “rented” for personal streaming. Please do not use for public/classroom screenings. (For those, see the Distribution link.) Especially in light of job loss related to the pandemic, it is increasingly important to support artists via renting and buying their work online…

Thank you.


New film collaboration with Jessica Moss: “Opened Endings”

I am pleased to have worked with violinist and old friend, Jessica Moss, on a film for the release of her new track, “Opened Endings.”

It’s part of Constellation Records Corona Borealis series; just scroll down to ‘Jessica Moss’ to watch.



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.

GRAVITY HILL SOUND+IMAGE at Marfa Myths Fest 2018

GRAVITY HILL SOUND+IMAGE will present a show of films with live music at Marfa, TX, in the Marfa Myths Festival (April 12-15, 2018).

Musicians will be Jessica Moss, Guy Picciotto, Jim White, and George Xylouris.

July 6, special NYC event with LOST BOOK FOUND

An evening with Jem Cohen’s LOST BOOK FOUND, featuring a discussion with Jem Cohen, Ed Halter, and Luc Sante, moderated by the New Yorker’s Sarah Larson.

At Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan

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.

Sunday Sessions at PS1: Dec. 6

Jem will be screening films, Luc Sante will read, in a program moderated by Sukhdev Sandhu.

with Special Guests. More info soon!

Artists on Artworks talk at the Met 7/17; COUNTING opens in NYC 7/31

Jem will be giving an Artists on Artworks talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on July 17 at 6:30 pm.

He has been invited to select and lead a guided tour to 4 works of art.

The trailer for Jem’s new feature film is up. More info re the NYC opening at IFC Center soon!