Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York
Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York (2012)

Ordinary Miracles is the story of the Photo League (1936-1951), which for fifteen years was the center of the documentary movement in American photography at a time when the camera was held to be, in James Agee's words, "the… More

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Release Date: June 22, 2012
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

"Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York" provides a fascinating tour of the city's past.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Campbell Scott's strong narration (well-written by Allentuck) and fun vintage musical selections effectively round out this provocative portrait.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It's a great, often inspiring story - even if it's not as thrilling as it might have been in a different, more developed and longer feature.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Nina Rosenblum's love letter never attains that essence of ambiguity that makes the best nonfiction films live on after the credits fade.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

Ordinary Miracles offers a breezy and informative overview of the legendary photographic collective known as the Photo League.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Interesting documentary about a wonderful group of idealists with cameras.

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