New York Our Time

Directed by Vivienne Dick

Vivienne Dick’s new film is an intimate and philosophic documentary that contrasts the concerns of present day living in New York with the bohemian wildness of the city in the late 70s, reflected through the lives of artists, musicians and friends of the filmmaker. New York Our time combines never before seen Super 8 footage from the 70s, shot while the filmmaker was living in the East Village, with intimate conversations with old friends filmed during the hot summer of 2019 – all set to a pulsing soundtrack.

Stories of the past recall a run down, bankrupt, often dangerous city, where rent was cheap and artistic creativity flourished. While in the NYC of today, glittering mirrored towers reflect a city radically consumed by mass gentrification, tourism, and luxury shops for the one percent.

Presented by Irish Film London with support from Culture Ireland.


119 minutes

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This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time