Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Still from "Manhatta" a 1920 modernist look at the city.
Painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand's 1920 short film "Manhatta" is an epic portrayal of the city, made just two short years after the end of World War One.  Restored in 2006, the film draws from several of Walt Whitman's poems to create the inter-title quotes.