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A New York Minute
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.