Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York
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Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York
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 central instrument of our time." Featuring little-known examples of the work of fifty of the Photo League's leading photographers and supplemented with interviews with still feisty (and active) League veterans, the film features a captivating, period musical score and an incisive narration read by Campbell Scott. Ordinary Miracles is a tribute to the high… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York" provides a fascinating tour of the city's past."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Campbell Scott's strong narration (well-written by Allentuck) and fun vintage musical selections effectively round out this provocative portrait."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles 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."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Nina Rosenblum's love letter never attains that essence of ambiguity that makes the best nonfiction films live on after the credits fade."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"Ordinary Miracles offers a breezy and informative overview of the legendary photographic collective known as the Photo League."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Interesting documentary about a wonderful group of idealists with cameras."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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