Directed by James Gray

Directed by James Gray

5 Episodes

James Gray has always stayed true to himself and to his roots in Queens, New York, drawing on his family’s immigrant background to lend a multilayered authenticity to his rich, empathetic dramas steeped in the city’s cultural melting pot. This collection—including his intense crime-drama debut LITTLE ODESSA, the soulful romance TWO LOVERS, and the gorgeous period piece THE IMMIGRANT—are timeless love letters to his hometown and its personal and collective histories, distinguished by a commitment to character-driven narrative that marks Gray as perhaps American cinema’s last great classicist.

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Directed by James Gray
  • James Gray’s New York Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Little Odessa

    Episode 2

    Directed by James Gray • 1994 • United States
    Starring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly

    James Gray made his quietly stunning feature debut with this subtle and somber crime drama. Evocatively set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s Russian immigrant community, LITTLE ODESSA follows ice-cool ...

  • Two Lovers

    Episode 3

    Directed by James Gray • 2008 • United States
    Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw

    Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, this timeless romantic drama features a remarkably raw, vulnerable performance from Joaquin Phoenix as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled y...

  • The Immigrant

    Episode 4

    Directed by James Gray • 2013 • United States
    Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner

    Drawing on golden-age melodrama and the classic coming-to-America story, James Gray offers a breathtaking, beautifully burnished vision of the immigrant experience in 1920s New York. Marion Co...

  • James Gray in Conversation

    Episode 5