During the sweat-drenched days of summer, it’s hard to think of the giant urban toaster oven known as New York City as a beautiful place. The pervading smell of rotting trash tends to ruin the fantasy, to be honest.
Brooklyn-based documentary filmmmaker and cinematographer Tim Sessler’s latest video argues otherwise. The wordless, slow-motion journey through the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens presents New York City at its most picturesque--Manhattanhenge, water balloon fights in the park, visits to the dog run, skateboarding under the Brooklyn Bridge. Even pigeons can look good through the right lens. Really.