January 25, 2005

On Jem Cohen's 'Chain'

Chain, was directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jem Cohen. The movie tells the story of a pair of women seemingly stranded in an instantly familiar, parking lot-filled landscape of big box retail stores, fast food restaurants and malls. It looks like it could have been made in one pass through AnySuburbanTown, USA, but it was actually shot in 11 states and seven countries over seven years.

Don't miss the unintentional National Security subplot.

Chain, dir. by Jem Cohen, is screening at the Curzon Soho in London on Feb. 8. It showed at MoMA Gramercy in a 3-screen format last year.

All the world's a car park [Guardian, via archinect]
Wendy Mitchell on Jem Cohen's Chain Times Three at MoMA [IndieWIRE]

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