Bury Me Not

V'16

Bury Me Not

Jem Cohen
USA, 2016
Shortfilms, 9min, OF

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Bury Me Not

Jem Cohen
USA, 2016
Shortfilms, 9min, OF

Screenplay: 
Jem Cohen
Sound: 
Jem Cohen
Camera: 
Jem Cohen
Editor: 
Jem Cohen

Production: 
Gravity Hill
World Sales: 
Video Data Bank
Format: 
DCP
Color

This film is closely related to my last featurelength project, COUNTING. I take the temperature of a neighborhood. In this case, the place is my New York. I think about street life and its threatened demise – a death ushered in as Big Money relentlessly re-makes cities in ever more categorical ways. I think with the camera, on the move, in fragments. The light seen on a woman’s face in Chapter 3 of COUNTING is blocked by the luxury condo that grows and joins many nearby, as Brooklyn succumbs to gentrification (evinced by a beleaguered postOccupy Wall Street demonstration). Here also is the ever worried, ever renewed hum of the Manhattan crowds which continue to enthrall me. What stays, what gets buried? (Jem Cohen)

With WORLD WITHOUT END (NO REPORTED INCIDENTS)