In Jackson Heights
Here Come the Videofreex
Discover the forgotten story of the Videofreex collective, some of the first activists to use videotape as a tool for activism, protest, and self-representation.
Legendary filmmaker Wiseman observes everyday life in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse communities. “Among Mr. Wiseman’s masterpieces. . . . An immersive celebration of democracy” (New York Times).
Documentary cinematographer Johnson mines twenty-five years’ worth of her footage for this self-portrait and investigation into the ethics of representation, a “labor of love of the highest order” (Film Comment). With Johnson’s short The Above.
Cohen pays homage to his artistic forebears, in particular Chris Marker, while composing an intimate yet expansive film essay on modern urban life. With one of his Occupy Wall Street newsreels.