Stations of the Elevated

Film Info
Runtime:45
Copyright:1981
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Manfred Kirchheimer

Description

Streaming until November 27

A street poem, a city symphony, and "the first ever filmed document of graffiti," Manfred Kircheimer's celebrated portrait of 1970s New York—and the vital urban art scene it gave birth to—went unseen for decades before being resurrected as an ahead-of-its-time classic. Gliding through South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan at the height of the decade’s street art movement, the wordless film weaves together vivid images of graffiti-covered elevated subway trains with a jazz and gospel soundtrack by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin. What you get is an exhilarating sensory adventure and nostalgic tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.

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