The Collected Films of Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin: Short Films Compilation

Directed by Morris Engel
Country: U.S.
Language: English

Shooting on location in New York City and capturing intimate moments in the lives of the common person, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin have come to be recognized as pioneers of the American independent cinema. François Truffaut remarked, “Our New Wave would never have come into being if it hadn’t been for the young American Morris Engel, who showed us the way to independent production.” Kino Lorber now presents the most comprehensive collection of Engel and Orkin’s work including short films: The Dog Lover (1962, 32min), The Farm They Won (1951, 10min), One Chase Manhattan Plaza (1961, 9min). and Peace Is (1968, 11 min).

Directed by Morris Engel