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A Bronx Morning

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Director  Jay Leyda
Duration  
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

6.3/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Documentary, Short
Country  United States
A Bronx Morning movie poster
Release date  1931 (1931)
Genres  Short Film, Experimental film, Black-and-white
Similar movies  H2O (1929)

A Bronx Morning is a 1931 avant-garde film by American filmmaker Jay Leyda (1910–1988).

Described as "city symphony", the eleven-minute European style film recorded a Bronx street in New York City before it is crowded with traffic. Largely unnoticed in the United States, on the strength of this film Leyda was invited to study with Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, the only American to do so.

In 2004, A Bronx Morning was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The film was funded with the proceeds of a sale of a wooden figurine of Henry Ward Beecher, which Leyda had originally found in a junk shop, to a representative of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Arrival in the Bronx is shown with a view from an elevated train as it enters the city. Then follows a montage of sights from the Bronx. Many typical neighborhood activities are shown, along with scenes from many local businesses.

References

A Bronx Morning Wikipedia
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