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Seán Ó Cualáin at Studio 385
December 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Photography at Oregon presents: “Men at Lunch: The Untold Story of a City’s Legend”
a Film by Seán Ó Cualáin/First Run Features
December 27, 2019, 6:30pm doors opens; movie starts at 7:00pm
385 West 2nd Ave at Lawrence St.
December 27, 2019 6:30 to 8:00pm
free-will donation and open to the public
New York City, 1932. The country is in the throes of the Great Depression. The previous decade’s boom of Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants has led to unprecedented urban expansion where steelworkers risk life and limb building skyscrapers. Part of this incredible feat is captured on film in the famous photograph “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper”.
Film maker Seán Ó Cualáin traces the history of this iconic photograph, showing 11 construction workers eating lunch while sitting on an I-beam over Manhattan. The identities of these 11 men and of the photographer has remained a mystery for 80 years.
This extraordinary documentary, narrated by Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan, Speaks to the resiliency of the immigrant experience in America.
Popcorn provided & Discussion encouraged
Photography at Oregon supports the area’s photography teaching programs. It has done so for more than 50 years promoting the fine art of photography, sponsoring exhibits, lectures, classes, and workshops, invitin photographers of national and international reputation, and showing works of historical importance.