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Weddings and Babies

Morris Engel United States, 1958

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With Weddings and Babies, Morris Engel continued his investigation into the politics of relationships in addition to further developing the refreshing new aesthetics of his independent cinema. The result? A marvelous observational vision of romantic struggle, led by two unforgettable performances.

Lovers and Lollipops

Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin United States, 1956

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Before Breathless or Shadows helped invent independent cinema, there was Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin. Together they pioneered the use of shooting on location, non-professional actors and handheld cinematography to weave intimate humanist portraits of working class life in New York City.

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