Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stefan Nadelman

The short film Terminal Bar (2003) is a love song to black and white photography. Director Stefan Nadelman's father, Sheldon Nadelman, took beautiful pictures of customers, crooks and winos when he was a bartender at the Terminal from 1972 to 1982. (The bar was at Eighth Avenue and 41st Street, near the Port Authority Bus Terminal; the New York Times building is there now.) Sheldon Nadelman's photographs match the visual mood of Frederick Wiseman's Welfare (1975) which was also shot during the pre-yuppie, New-York-in-decay era.
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