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Watch: Lyrical ‘Counting’ Trailer Finds Poetry in Urban Decay and Life on the Street

Watch: Lyrical 'Counting' Trailer Finds Poetry in Urban Decay and Life on the Street

READ MORE: Cinema Guild Acquires Jem Cohen’s New Documentary ‘Counting’

Cinema Guild has released the trailer and official poster for Jem Cohen’s “Counting.” The acclaimed director may have given a traditional narrative structure a try in “Museum Hours,” but he returns to his typical experimental form of distant observation in the upcoming lyrical documentary.

The film’s official synopsis reads: “In fifteen linked chapters shot in locations ranging from Moscow to New York, “Counting merges the city symphony, the diary film and the personal/political essay to create a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Perhaps the most personal of Cohen’s films, the documentary measures street life, light and time, noting not only surveillance and overdevelopment but resistance and its phantoms as manifested in music, animals and everyday magic.”

Set in the winter, the juxtaposition of ghostly yet poetic images of urban wastelands questions what one sees throughout his or her daily life. The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. It will open on July 31 in New York City at the IFC Center and a national release will follow. Watch the trailer above and take a look at the new poster:

READ MORE: Jem Cohen Explains Why ‘Museum Hours’ Will Help You Grapple With Art and Life

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