Date/Time: 18/11/2006 12:00 am
ORCHARD is pleased to present as part of the exhibition AROUND THE CORNER: Zoe Leonard and Petra Wunderlich
will screen and discuss his first film Orchard Street (1956)
NEW TIME: Sat. Nov. 18th at 6pm
“One of the things I first got together was a film on Orchard Street, which was very, very Jewish at the time. In a certain way it was like a primitive mall. You walked up and down the street, and it was all these stores and bins, and I did this thing. I did it because it attracted me, but also because I thought, “Well I could make something that’s kind of palatable. This is a documentary that very likely there will be interest in.” People would see it, and they would say, ‘Okay, let’s put some money in this guy, and let him make a movie.’ At the end of shooting it, I realized I wasn’t going to get this money. I didn’t have to compromise myself. I could just say, “The hell with it, I’m doomed to be poor, I’m doomed to struggle against the character of the society, I’ll make what I want.”
(from an interview conducted by Brian Price & Michelle Dent on March 24, 2003 at Cantor Film Center, NYU.)
Also on view:
Three Movie Trailers by Ken Jacobs
47 Orchard St.
NYC, NY 10002
Orchard is located between Hester and Grand St.
F train to East Broadway or B, D to Grand
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 1 to 6 pm