Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present the First Friday Film “Museum Hours” Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Strand, 345 Main St.

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. New York-based director Jem Cohen’s feature-length films include “Chain,” “Benjamin Smoke,” “Instrument” and “Evening’s Civil Twilight in Empires of Tin” and his shorts include “Lost Book Found,” “Amber City,” “Little Flags” and “Anne Truitt – Working.” His films are in the collections of New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum and have been broadcast by PBS, Arte and the Sundance Channel. He has collaborated with musicians including Fugazi, Patti Smith, Terry Riley, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Gil Shaham/Orpheus Orchestra, R.E.M., Vic Chesnutt and the Ex, as well as writer Luc Sante.

The collaboratively presented First Friday Films series focuses on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for museum members, and are for sale at the Strand box office prior to screenings.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.