by Jay LEYDA
1931 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 15' 17

“Jay Leyda was only 20 years old when he filmed his ode to the Bronx. The film pulses with an intelligence normally attributed to a mature artist and not a first time filmmaker. His approach offers a beautiful moment-to-moment observation of lives once lived one morning in a borough of New York City.” —Bruce Posner

“Leyda’s first film, shot silent at a time when sound flooded American movie theaters, is a city symphony on an intimate scale, not of a metropolis like Berlin or Moscow but of a New York borough. Leyda’s camera affectionately focuses on children, streets, shops, and shoppers.” —Robert A. Haller

Production assistance Leo Hurwitz

New Music: Donald Sosin

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


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 55,00 €