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Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York Reviews

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Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest
January 2, 2016
Fond, visually rich doc showcases striking images of New Yorkers in the 1930's - 1940's, and admiringly informs about the committed, enthusiastic artists behind the cameras.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 22, 2012
"Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York" provides a fascinating tour of the city's past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 21, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
June 21, 2012
Nina Rosenblum's love letter never attains that essence of ambiguity that makes the best nonfiction films live on after the credits fade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
June 19, 2012
Ordinary Miracles offers a breezy and informative overview of the legendary photographic collective known as the Photo League.
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 15, 2012
Interesting documentary about a wonderful group of idealists with cameras.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2012
Campbell Scott's strong narration (well-written by Allentuck) and fun vintage musical selections effectively round out this provocative portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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