Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie

Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie

7 Episodes

The undisputed kings of kinetic, adrenaline-rush cinema that unfolds at the heart-stopping pace of a New York minute, Josh and Benny Safdie have been keeping audiences on the edge of their seats (and on the verge of a panic attack) for over a decade with whirlwind character studies like UNCUT GEMS, GOOD TIME, and HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT. Often casting professional and nonprofessional actors alongside each other, the Safdies capture the pulse of the city with thrilling immediacy and compassionate irony.

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Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
  • Daddy Longlegs

    Episode 1

    Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie • 2010 • United States
    Starring Ronald Bronstein, Eleonore Hendricks

    A bittersweet comedy about an unconventional father of two young boys hilariously trying to be a responsible parent–and failing every time.

  • Lenny Cooke

    Episode 2

    Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie • 2013 • United States

    In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, he had never played a minute in the NBA. This qui...

  • Heaven Knows What

    Episode 3

    Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie • 2014 • United States, France
    Starring Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Eléonore Hendricks

    Perhaps the most unrelentingly intense (and that’s saying something) work from directors Josh and Benny Safdie thus far, this uncompromising portrait of heroin ...

  • John's Gone

    Episode 4

    Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie • 2010 • United States

    JOHN'S GONE is a fever dream comedy. John sells things online, cheats off dollar stores, needs friends but settles for strangers, has roaches.

  • The Black Balloon

    Episode 5

    Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie • 2012 • United States

    The black balloon, an alien in a crowded land, searches for some semblance of companionship after losing all of its friends.

  • The Universe Is Out There: Josh & Benny Safdie

    Episode 6

    Get to know the siblings whose films have captured the frenetic pulse of New York’s city streets. An original documentary featuring footage from the making of their new thriller, GOOD TIME, along with several of the brothers’ early shorts.

  • Josh and Benny Safdie in Conversation

    Episode 7

    The directors of UNCUT GEMS and GOOD TIME discuss their favorite cinematic fathers, the all-time best New York movies, and why they consider filmmaking inherently pathological.