<i>Chain.</i>  2004. USA. Directed by Jem Cohen
  • Chain

    2004. USA. Jem Cohen. 99 min.

  • A Week in the Hole

    2001. USA. Kevin Everson. 6 min.

Introduced by Jem Cohen

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Chain

    2004. USA. Written, directed, and photographed by Jem Cohen. With Miho Nikaido, Mira Billotte. A leading light of Brooklyn-based independent cinema, Jem Cohen has collaborated with numerous musicians over the years, including Patti Smith, R.E.M., Vic Chesnutt, Terry Riley, T. Griffin, Fugazi, and Elliott Smith. Chain, featuring an original soundscape by Godspeed You Black Emperor!, is one of his most ambitious projects to date—a strange and subtle hybrid of fiction and documentary. Filming around the world, often clandestinely, over a six-year period, Cohen evokes a “superlandscape” of big-box malls, highways, fast food franchises, airports, industrial parks, and corporate offices, creating a portrait of alienated late-capitalist consumerism that also has moments of transcendent beauty. 99 min.

  • A Week in the Hole

    2001. USA. Directed by Kevin Everson. A short film by the director of Spicebush (2005) and Cinnamon (2006), about a paint factory worker’s first day on the job. 6 min.

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