In this episode, Carolyn Petit joins me for a conversation about Jem Cohen's 2012 film "Museum Hours." Carolyn is managing editor at Feminist Frequency and is the co-host of the podcasts Feminist Frequency Radio and Cinemaball. "Museum Hours" is about Johann, a security guard at a Vienna art museum and how he meets Anne, a woman visiting the city to see her cousin who is in a coma. Over the course of Anne's stay, she and Johann become friends as he shows her around and offers emotional support in her time of need. In our discussion, Carolyn and I explore the power of art, the mystery of human connection, and much more.
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Original artwork by Dhiyanah Hassan
Full Show Notes:
- Follow Carolyn Petit on Twitter
- Listen to Feminist Frequency Radio
- Listen to Cinemaball
- Desert Hearts episode
- More about Kyss mig (aka Kiss Me, aka With Every Heartbeat)
- Blue is the Warmest Color episode
- The Art of Slow Cinema blog
- Poets mentioned: Mary Oliver, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon
- American Experience episode on Walt Whitman
- Simon Schama's The Power of Art series
- The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
- John Berger's Ways of Seeing
- "Musée des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden