A feature documentary about decay and renewal in urban America,
Urbanscapes is a portrait of evolution, change, and chaos in four different cities - Chicago, Detroit, New York and Newark - as seen through the eyes of residents and artists who have witnessed the dramatic transformation of their neighborhoods.
Through a variety of photographic styles and editing techniques, the film chronicles decades of physical and social changes in this unique work of cinematic archeology.
USA, 90 mins, 2006
“Urbanscapes offers harshly minimalist, meticulously framed images [...]
with scenes that remain in the mind long after the closing credits.”
"Urbanscapes" plants a camera in neighborhoods gone to seed,
cultivating a bittersweet portrait of American ruin." -THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Beautifully photographed, the film’s compelling characters let the viewer witness
an America one could never imagine existed in the 21st Century." - CINEASTE MAGAZINE
“Urbanscapes mirrors the pace of the neighborhoods that have been left behind” -TIME OUT NY
“Urbanscapes analyzes urban blight as a recurring phenomenon,
with economic, social, and moral dimensions.” -VILLAGE VOICE