A New York Minute

A New York Minute

2 Episodes

Structural-film pioneer Hollis Frampton thrills the eye with his experimental tour-de-force SURFACE TENSION, in which a clock spins at warp-speed, a goldfish swims against the screen, and a tour of lower Manhattan—from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park—rushes by in a head-spinning blur. Meanwhile, another singular cinematic innovator, Chantal Akerman, slows down for a contemplative reflection on the passage of time and the landscapes of seventies New York in her sublime NEWS FROM HOME, a hypnotic city symphony that captures what it means to be an outsider with piercing poignancy.

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A New York Minute
  • Surface Tension

    Episode 1

    Directed by Hollis Frampton • 1968 • United States

    A film in three parts: a man talking while a telephone rings, a walking tour of New York, and a goldfish swimming.

  • News from Home

    Episode 2

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1976 • United States

    Following her time living in New York in the early 1970s, Chantal Akerman returned to the city to create one of her most elegantly minimalist and profoundly affecting meditations on dislocation and estrangement. Over a series of exactingly compo...