Orchard Street

V' 16

Orchard Street

Ken Jacobs
USA, 1955, 2014
Shortfilms, 27min, stumm

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Orchard Street

Ken Jacobs
USA, 1955, 2014
Shortfilms, 27min, stumm

Cast: 
Assistant editor
Nisl Jacobs
Screenplay: 
Ken Jacobs
Sound: 
Ken Jacobs
Camera: 
Ken Jacobs
Editor: 
Ken Jacobs

Production: 
Ken Jacobs
World Sales: 
Ken Jacobs
Format: 
DCP
Color

This short film documents the daily life of the goings-on on Orchard Street, a commercial street in the Lower East Side New York City. “1955, my first film, revisiting the Jewishness (permeating the street at that time) of my upbringing. I was afterwards told there was no chance of screening a documentary longer than twelve minutes, so I cut it down. 2014, with my daughter Nisi at the computer, a close return to the original was effected, in luxurious silence.” (Ken Jacobs)