Cinema Guild has acquired all distribution rights to “Counting,” directed by Jem Cohen, who directed 2013’s award-winning indie hit “Museum Hours.”
Shot in locations from from Russia to New York City to Istanbul, “Counting” is composed of 15 distinct but interconnected chapters. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen’s documentary works, “Counting” measures street life, light and time, noting not only overdevelopment but resistance as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic.
“We’d happily work on any film from Jem, sight unseen,” said Ryan Krivoshey in a statement. “So we’re thrilled to be releasing another film with him. ‘Counting’ is a beautiful, singular, deeply resonant work. Like Jem’s others shorts and features, it is rooted in a firm documentary tradition yet is wonderfully transgressive and simply unlike any other film being made today. We’re eager for audiences around the world to see and experience ‘Counting.'”
Some of Cohen’s feature-length films include “Museum Hours,” “Chain,” “Benjamin Smoke,” “Instrument,” and “Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin.”
“Counting” will open in theaters in late 2015.