Jem Cohen: the City and the Music

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Past Event


This event was on Thursday 7 May, 6.45pm

Two programmes of shorter films, exploring the people and sites of New York City in luminous detail and inspired by Brooklyn-based artist film-maker Jem Cohen’s love of innovative music, in collaboration with Blonde Redhead, Xylouris White and others.

Jem Cohen (b. 1962) is one of cinema’s pre-eminent essay and diary makers. Working with renowned independent musicians such as Patti Smith and Vic Chesnutt, Cohen has made more than seventy works over three decades.

The Whitechapel Gallery presents six screenings in Cohen’s first UK retrospective film season with Barbican and Hackney Picturehouse.

For full season listings for Jem Cohen: Compass and Magnet (31 March – 28 May) click here


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