The Grace Court Picture Company
Matthew Kohn is a filmmaker.
After working on short film projects about subjects ranging from the first Iraq War, Spencer Tunick's early years shooting mass nude photographs in the early morning streets of New York, and a roadtrip through Ukraine by an artist and her Holocaust survivor father, CALL IT DEMOCRACY was Kohn's first documentary feature film. It premiered at Palm Springs Film Festival and went on to screen at 30 festivals. During the 2004 election season, the outreach program for Call it Democracy created nearly 100 GOTV events featuring the film and nonpartisan panels and in depth discussion.
Since then he has also directed SITE SPECIFIC: THE LEGACY OF REGIONAL MODERNISM, and DEMOCRACY IN FRANCE, and A SHORT FILM ABOUT MOHAMMED FAIROUZ.
He is currently working on FIVE DAYS AT TONIC and THE MANUTE BOL SUDAN RECONCILIATION FILM.
Kohn's short films ROSA X-RAYS JOE, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE and SEA LEVEL INFERNO all combine ethereal music with strange, somewhat comic drama. His latest dramatic project is MORE THAN SNOW, a web miniseries and I KNOW YOU, a short film.
For three years, Kohn created SPEAKEASY CINEMA, a screening series where notable filmmaker guests would pick a film to screen, but the audience would not know what film they were coming to see. Afterward, Kohn would instigate meaningful debate and hearty drinking.