2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS (1956) 6:00
    WEDDINGS AND BABIES (1958) 7:40
Tickets available at box office only

Mary Engel, daughter of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, will introduce the 6:00 show, with Q&A to follow screening.

 

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TWO BY MORRIS ENGEL & RUTH ORKIN

LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS

Engel and Orkin's follow-up to Little Fugitive, 7-year old Peggy resists warming up to her mother's new beau, thwarting the blossoming romance along the way. Shot on location among the most famous landmarks of NY: the Central Park Zoo, Macy's Toy Department, and the Statue of Liberty. Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation. Approx. 82 min. 35mm.
6:00

 

"A very handsome and subtle synthesis of photographic communication and suggestion.
Their straight camera work is superb. Virtually every shot could be submitted in a contest for still photographs.  It is really a documentary film of a New York courtship under trying circumstances.
As such, it has objective style and charm."

– The New York Times

TWO BY MORRIS ENGEL & RUTH ORKIN

WEDDINGS AND BABIES

(1958) Bea longs to start a life with Al, a photographer with a career in capturing weddings and babies. Only problem is - he can't seem to make room for his subjects in his own life. Shot verité style on the sidewalks, storefronts and street festivals of New York's Little Italy. Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation. Approx. 81 min. 35mm.
7:40

 

"Highly distinctive… Seemingly casual and impromptu, so evidently uncontrived, both in story development and in the manner in which the shots are made and arranged, that it might be seriously labeled the "method" way of making a film."
– The New York Times