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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)

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.