Museum Hours

Aug 30 - Sep 05, 2013

(Jem Cohen, Austria/United States, 2012, DCP, 106 min)

Seattle premiere!

It's winter in Vienna, and Johann (a guard at the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum) meets Anne, a foreign visitor called to Austria for a medical emergency. New to the country and with little money, she wanders the city in limbo, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann is initially wary, but eventually offers help, and the two are drawn into each other’s worlds. Their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations of their own lives and the life of the city, and of the way art can reflect and shape daily experience.

"an enthralling and sometimes droll meditation on life, art and mortality" —The Seattle Times

"Quietly amazing." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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