Blind Grace
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Blind Grace is a tense, poetic essay on the marginal people and forgotten places of New York City. Chance, fleeting meetings between the filmaker and passers-by are caught on film. A homeless man builds a Christmas tree from trash and discarderd cans on 42nd Street. Ted, the bird-man, makes his daily rounds, feeding thousands of pigeons. A man, believing himself to be a prophet, makes ritualized signals towards a place that only he can see, mediating between the stained sidewalk and the sky over New York. Between the immediacy of documentary photography and the more stylised pictoral juxtapositions, the spectator is invited on a resolutely singular and personal visit of the city.

Awards and mentions
Premier prix
Vevey Film Festival
2000
1993
United States
20:19
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Adam Cohen
Camera
Adam Cohen
Editing
Adam Cohen
Online Editing
Jeff Stabenau
Rick Fiest
Music
Stephen Vitiello
Gabriel Cohen
Production
Adam Cohen

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Essay, City, New York, Marginality, Homelessness