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METROLINER (1974-75)

As stated in 1976 in a Eugene, Oregon film program, “METROLINER, described by Hochberg as a “surreal industrial,” is thought to be an unlikely first film by a woman. She herself questioned why she was making a film about a traditionally male domain, when, after all, she wasn’t even particularly interested in trains. The film was inspired by a train ride from New York to Washington DC one afternoon during which she fell into a 3-hour conversation with the engineer who quietly pointed out various historic points along the route. She began to see the train not as a symbol of male power but as an object which builds momentum, much in the manner that film does, as it moves through time and history.”  This half-hour documentary celebrates one of America’s most beloved forms of transportation and travel experiences. 16mm, B7W, Sound, 35 min.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts
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