Went to see a film called Instant Dreams about people chasing the dream of Polaroid Instant film in the years since its demise. Very strange film with lots of gratuitous and superfluous stock footage filling it out. Highlighted Edwin Land’s prescience about a world in which people could engage socially with images they could shoot all day long with a pocket camera no larger than a wallet – but with no sense of irony that today’s smartphones have achieved exactly that. As if to prove the point, here’s my shot of someone photographing the final frames of the credits with their iPhone.
Summer series of outdoor French films. This particular evening, Jean Renoir’s Elena et les Hommes with Ingrid Bergman, selected by her daughter, Isabella Rossellini, shown on Pier I sticking out from Riverside Park into the Hudson River, New Jersey in the background. This is a shot of the animated, psychedelic short they showed first.