The New York trilogy that defined independent cinema!
During the 1950s, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin revolutionized cinema by directing and producing films outside Hollywood studios. First with The Little Fugitive, considered the very first independent film in American cinema, then Lovers and Lollipops and Weddings and Babies, they created freedom-loving works, filming the daily reality of their contemporaries as closely as possible, most often at child height. Both funny, moving and timeless, these three founding films of independent cinema are an incomparable tribute to New York, from its working-class neighborhoods, Brooklyn or Little Italy, to its icons, the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.
THE LITTLE FUGITIVE
WEDDINGS AND BABIES
LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS
Original Versions / French Version* • French Subtitles
Formats 1.33, 1.85 & 1.66 respected • B&W
Duration of Films: 77 mins / 82 mins / 78 mins
* Only available on THE LITTLE FUGITIVE
DVD 1 - THE LITTLE FUGITIVE
. Introduction: The missing link (11 mins)
Alain Bergala, director and teacher at La fémis, explains why Le Petit Fugitive is a knot of modernity, a real direct link between neo-realism and the New Wave.
. Morris Engel, the independent (29 mins)
Mary Engel, daughter of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, pays homage to her father and his work thanks to numerous period and contemporary testimonies, illustrated from the archives.
. Vintage Trailer - 2009 Trailer
. Includes an exclusive booklet (36 pages)
DVD 2 - LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS / WEDDINGS AND BABIES
. Ruth Orkin, images of life (18 mins)
Mary Engel evokes the career of Ruth Orkin, her mother, a key figure in post-war American photography and author of the famous photograph American Girl in Italy .
Released November 19, 2009