WE ARE HERE PROGRAM
Shirley Clarke - 1959, 20"
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 PLACES
William H. Whyte - 1980, 58"
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"
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.
Rockaway Cinema (View)
3-23 Beach 74th St
Far Rockaway, NY 11692