new HD restored version

by James AGEE & Helen LEVITT & Janice LOEB
1945-1948 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 17' 09

Co-makers: Janice Loeb, James Agee

Early 1948 edit, more shots with Arthur Kleiner piano music

“The street film was sort of pure. It was like photography, only with motion. And it was abstract.” —Janice Loeb

“Two cameras were employed by Levitt and Loeb to shoot in tandem while circling their subjects. Later they would cut from camera to camera for added authenticity. Helen Levitt was known to have altered the editing whenever she had the opportunity and at one time titled the film, ‘I Hate 110th Street.’ This unique version differs from others with additional material and a slightly different edit of shot sequences where some shots are placed in a reverse order." —Bruce Posner

Music composed and performed by Arthur Kleiner

Courtesy: Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


distribution format Digital file on USB stick
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 75,00 €