Lost Our Lease
b&w, 10 min
Lost our Lease was filmed during working hours going from here to there in and out of a work van playing hooky and the title was given to me. It was shot and edited around 10 years ago and the title was given to me from the street. -J.J.
"Lost our Lease" was filmed during working hours going from here to there in and out of a work van playing hooky. It was shot and edited around 10 years ago and the title was given to me from the street."
-Jim Jennings, catalogue of New York Film Festival’s "Views from the Avant Garde"
"When this film was screened at the New York Film Festival, Jennings expressed the desire to continue to shoot films in New York City "until the last of the sweatshops is turned into a luxury apartment." This film captures the "sign" of our times, the "Lost Our Lease" sign in the window of a humble storefront. We become aware of the beauty of the vulnerable, remaining patches of gritty New York. Nevertheless, the film is not "about" gentrification or materialism or any such matters. It exceeds the limits of social commentary and ventures into a realm timeless and exquisite.
16mm Rental: $20.00
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