by James AGEE & Helen LEVITT & Janice LOEB
1948 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 16' 00

The focus of this urban documentary is the children of a neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side. For them, the street is a playground, battleground, and theater. Still photographers Levitt, Loeb and Agee, who had previously worked together on THE QUIET ONE (1949), have captured the feeling of street energy with a series of gestures-young children parade, wear masks, and fight; old women observe from their front stoops; and the young girls wait nervously on the steps for their dates. The photography is surprisingly candid, which is due in part to the use of angle viewers so that the photographers could remain unobtrusive.


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 18 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 67,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (FHD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 67,00 €