Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York (2012)
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Ordinary Miracles is the story of the Photo League (1936-1951), which for fifteen years was the center of the documentary movement in American photography at a time when the camera was held to be, in James Agee's words, "the central instrument of our time." Featuring little-known examples of the work of fifty of the Photo League's leading photographers and supplemented with interviews with still feisty (and active) League veterans, the film features a captivating, period musical score and an
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"Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York" provides a fascinating tour of the city's past.
It's a great, often inspiring story - even if it's not as thrilling as it might have been in a different, more developed and longer feature.
Ordinary Miracles offers a breezy and informative overview of the legendary photographic collective known as the Photo League.
Campbell Scott's strong narration (well-written by Allentuck) and fun vintage musical selections effectively round out this provocative portrait.
Nina Rosenblum's love letter never attains that essence of ambiguity that makes the best nonfiction films live on after the credits fade.
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