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UNCROPPED

D.W. Young
US 2023    111'
⚬ Arts & Culture 

Synopsis

UNCROPPED rediscovers the work of James Hamilton, one of the great chroniclers of the cultural history of America. A New York legend himself, Hamilton created iconic images during the heyday of alternative print —from Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Lou Reed, Hitchcock, George Romero, to Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson. A visual chronicle of New York’s zeitgeist over the last 50 years, the film subtly traces the rise and fall of photojournalism itself, making it a compelling and visually rich narrative for audiences seeking a deep dive into cultural and photographic history.

A New York legend himself, Hamilton created iconic images of musicians like Charles Mingus, Patti Smith and Lou Reed, took intimate portraits of everyone from Liza Minnelli to Alfred Hitchcock, broke off to do set photography for George Romero, Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson, and pursued powerful and controversial assignments across the U.S. and the world. All the while he never stopped amassing a stunning visual chronicle of his beloved New York City in all its grit and glory.

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“A visually stunning, roller coaster ride of a documentary" - Unpaid Film Critic

”Must-See. A rich and absorbing documentary… if you want to hear everyone from Wes Anderson to Thurston Moore reflecting on the contrasts that make New York look and sound like no other city on Earth, you can’t do much better than UNCROPPED.” - IndieWire

”Compelling” - The Hollywood Reporter

 

Credits

Director

D.W. Young

Producers

Judith Mizrachy, D.W. Young

Executive Producers

Wes Anderson, Chris Fralic, Irma Fralic, Dan Wechsler

Production Company

Fine Print Pictures

Cinematography

Francesco Saviano, Marika Hacking

Editor

D.W. Young

Music 

David Ullmann

Sound

Ian Stynes

"A visually stunning, roller coaster ride of a documentary" - Unpaid Film Critic

 

"Must-See. A rich and absorbing documentary… if you want to hear everyone from Wes Anderson to Thurston Moore reflecting on the contrasts that make New York look and sound like no other city on Earth, you can’t do much better than UNCROPPED." - IndieWire

 

"Compelling" - The Hollywood Reporter

 

"UNCROPPED is one of my favorite films of DOC NYC and probably 2023 as well" - Unseen Films

 

"This elegant exploration of journalism and vision slowly reveals New York and its cultural influence through the eyes of one of its most prolific photographers" - Eye For Film

 

"captivating, enchanting" - The Moveable Feast

 

"A vivid portrait" - CBS News

 

"A wonderful portrait" - Musée Magazine

 

Festivals

DOC NYC 2023

SFFILM San Fransisco IFF 2024

Bafici 2024

Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF 2024

Film Details

Runtime 111'
Production Countries USA

Spoken Languages

English

Biography

D.W. Young’s most recent film, THE BOOKSELLERS, was released in the U.S. by Greenwich Entertainment and was sold internationally by Magnolia Pictures. His other features include the award-winning documentary A HOLE IN A FENCE and the narrative THE HAPPY HOUSE, and his shorts include DANCING ON THE SILK RAZOR, NOT INTERESTED, A FAVOR FOR JERRY and A BODY OF LANGUAGE for The New Yorker. His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Woodstock and many other festivals worldwide.

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