Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer (2014)
In this deeply humane film, director Manfred Kirchheimer takes to the streets in an ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City’s bottles and cans. These individuals talk about their struggles, their families, and their dreams.
One More Time
Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer (2021)
A coda to the suite Kirchheimer began with 2018’s Dream of a City, One More Time poignantly intercuts our last glimpses of the cycle’s black-and-white, late-1950s New York with color outtakes from 1981’s Stations of the Elevated, depicting a different yet equally distant moment in the life of the city. Placed simultaneously between and beyond these two eras, the film becomes a lyrical lament for the promised New York that never was.