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New Skin for the Old Ceremony


Images courtesy of the artists

I Tried to Leave You
(Kelly Sears, 2010)

New Skin for the Old Ceremony
various directors, 2011

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Wed, May 9, 2012 7 PM

For this unusual project, 11 eclectic filmmakers, artists, and musicians have responded to the profound beauty and sly humor of Leonard Cohen’s music by creating short films for each of the songs on New Skin for the Old Ceremony, an album he released in 1974.

Organized by Cohen’s daughter Lorca in conjunction with the Hammer Museum, the compilation includes videos by notable and upcoming artists, including Brent Green, Kelly Sears, and Lucky Dragons, and features such classic Cohen songs as “Chelsea Hotel #2,” “Who by Fire,” and “Take This Longing.” (38 mins., video)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.