Get Lost! presented a collection of cinematic love letters to New York from three seminal filmmakers: Jonas Mekas, Robert Frank, and Manfred Kirchheimer. As European immigrants, they brought an outsider’s curious eye to documenting their adopted home. Whether you’re hanging out on a Brooklyn corner, crashing at a Bowery apartment, or riding an elevated subway in the Bronx, the films here demonstrated that possibilities for escape are always close at hand in New York, and that getting lost is more than a location or a state of mind—it’s a creative act.
Jonas Mekas, 1950-2003, 16mm, 15 min
Pull My Daisy
Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, 1959, 16mm, 28 min
Stations of the Elevated
Manfred Kirschehimer, 1980, DCP, 45 min
Curated by Paul Dallas
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