“In No Great Hurry – 13 Lessons in Life”

A film about the American photographer and painter Saul Leiter

In cooperation with KUNST HAUS WIEN, which is devoting a major retrospective to the American photographer and painter Saul Leiter from January 31 to May 26, 2013, the Jewish Museum Vienna is presenting the film “In No Great Hurry” by the British film maker Tomas Leach.

Saul Leiter, son of a well-known Talmudic rabbi and scholar, was born in Pittsburgh in 1923 and has lived since 1946 in New York. He could have been a great pioneer of color photography but has always resisted the temptations of fame. Instead he prefers to drink coffee and take distinctive photographs that are now piled up in his New York apartment. “In No Great Hurry,” an intimate and personal film, shows Saul Leiter dealing with three burdens: the clearing up of an apartment full of memories, the fame of his later years, and the intrusion of a nosy film maker.

With director Tomas Leach and exhibition curator Brigitte Woischnik, who will be available for Q & A after the film screening, in attendance. “In No Great Hurry,” 2012, GB/USA, 75 min., in English, producer and director: Tomas Leach. www.innogreathurry.com