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  • From Morris Engel’s The Dog Lover: a woman stands behind a seated man, her arms on his shoulders.
    Morris Engel’s THE DOG LOVER (1962)
  • From MORRIS (1971): two people stand below the 59th Street bridge.
    MORRIS (1971)
  • Dan Streible speaks into a microphone.
    Dan Streible



Tuesday, May 21

Presented by NYU cinema studies professor Dan Streible

A sequel to last October’s twice-sold-out “Orphans” show. This all-new program includes home movies shot by a WPIX (Channel 11) kids’ show host in 1948; Meet Me Down at Coney Isle (1931), part of the “the Magic Carpet of Movietone” travelogue series; an NYU surveillance film of a Washington Square demonstration against Dow Chemical (1968); early 30s amateur films by Wallace Kelly; Eduardo Darino’s Poison on the Walls (1975), made for the NYC Department of Health; The Dog Lover (1962), a recently rediscovered film by legendary photographer/filmmaker Morris Engel (co-director of The Little Fugitive), starring Jack Gilford and vividly photographed in 35mm black and white on the Upper West Side; and much more.

Presented by NYU cinema studies professor Dan Streible, founder of the Orphan Film Symposium, with contributions from archivists Mike Mashon, Ina Archer, Mary Engel, Annie Schweikert, and Shane Fleming. 35mm, 16mm, and digital. Approx. 120 min.

Film Forum