Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

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'Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York' is the story of the Photo League (1936-1951), which for fifteen years was the center of the documentary movement in American photography at a time when the camera was held to be, in James Agee's words, 'the central instrument of our time'. Featuring little-known examples of the work of fifty of the Photo League's leading photographers and supplemented with interviews with still feisty (and active) League veterans, the film features a captivating, 'period' musical score and an incisive narration read by Campbell Scott. 'Ordinary Miracles' is a tribute to the high purpose of photography, a remarkable group and an unmatched panorama of urban life in the neighborhoods of New York City during the 1930's and 40's.  http://www.thephotoleaguefilm.com/

Shown at

  1. 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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