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APRIL 10 & 11
The most-seen films and videos of Washington native Jem Cohen are probably those involving the music of such contemporary rockers as R.E.M. and Fugazi. But the New York-based filmmaker also produces quieter, more personal videos like the ones in this program. Inspired by the discovery of an enigmatic handwritten tome, Lost Book Found is an autobiographical meditation that’s as cryptically evocative of vanishing Manhattan as an installment of Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. In Buried in Light, Cohen surveys the haunted landscapes of Eastern Europe, from major cities embalmed by Communism to the remains of Nazi death camps. Cohen will lead discussions at both screenings. At 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)