Thursday
,
Oct 18
,
2018
Thursday
,
Oct 18
,
2018

SKYSCRAPER + THE SOCIAL LIFE OF SMALL URBAN SPACES + THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI

SKYSCRAPER
Shirley Clarke. 1959. 20 min.

This Academy Award winning short film, documents the complete construction of the now infamous, 666 Broadway. A riveting reflection on the cycles of destruction and renewal that make up the life of a great city, filtered through a wry, beatnik sensibility that Clarke refined with the help of notable collaborators Teo Macero and D.A. Pennebaker.


THE SOCIAL LIFE OF SMALL URBAN SPACES
William H. Whyte. 1980. 58 min.

A documentary exploring public plazas and the ways that people behave in them. While Skyscraper is told from the point of view of an artist, this film takes the stance from a city planner, architect.


THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI
John Wilson. 2017. 15 min.

In 2010, an obsessed gamer designed the perfect game of Sim City. Achieved through a repeating pattern of clustered high rises, “Magnasanti” exposes the hellish consequences of top-down civic design. In his new documentary, John Wilson explores how New York City is creeping closer and closer to realizing this fictional metropolis.

John Wilson in person.

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Rockaway Film Festival #1
October 18 - 21st, 2018
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