37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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In 15 linked chapters, Counting merges city symphony, diary film, and personal/political essay to create a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Shot in locations ranging from Russia to Istanbul to New York, its subjects range from Moscow street theater to NSA spying to the dismantling of Brooklyn landmarks. Cohen describes his work as “life-drawing” in which free observation of uncontrollable events plays a crucial role in his work. With 30 years of exploring documentary making as a path of open inquiry, Cohen delivers what is perhaps his most personal reckoning.


Friday, November 6


6:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Jem Cohen

Runtime: 110 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA