Pleasures of Urban Decay

Country
United States Canada
Language
English
Genre
Documentary Short
Director
Sam Ball
Movie year
2000
Duration
17 min

Pleasures of Urban Decay is an offbeat film about Ben Katchor, who has been hailed as the creator of the last great American comic strip. Katchor’s Yiddish-inflected voice guides us through a vast and shadowy landscape of old skyscrapers, neglected warehouses, lay-away stores and all-night cafeterias. This documentary premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and has been exhibited in museums around the world, from MoMA-NY to Jewish Museums all over Europe, the U.S. and Latin America.

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