Saturday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m.
New York City is a place of eight million stories. Here are five of them that will make you fall in love with the city—and it’s inhabitants—all over again.
Told almost entirely in voicemail messages left by their upstairs landlady Rita, Brian, Thomas, and their cat Casper endure a 12 month sentence in a charming Manhattan apartment in “One Year Lease” (Brian Bolster, 11 min); Documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s, photographer Flo Fox is not going to let MS, lung cancer, and blindness stop her from pursuing her art in “Flo” (Riley Hooper, 10 min.); A group of for-profit urban farmers in New York City set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm for the 2012 growing season in “Brooklyn Farmer” (Michael Tyburski, 27 min.); “Font Men” (Andre Andreev and Dan Covert, 7 min.) profiles Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, who ran the most successful and respected type design studio in the world, making fonts used by the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States; In a custom-designed facility in Mt. Kisco, New York, a very special program brings together elders with dementia and young children in “My Little Friends” (Megan Mylan, 10 min.).
Approximate runtime: 65 min.
Note: this program contains some adult content not suitable for children.