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Notes from a news stand

7 minutes

What happens at the all-night corner shop before sunrise

In the early morning light, the small moments that start a day in the city slip from the mundane to the unexpected and back again, filled with meaning that’s just out of reach. In Notes from a News Stand, filmed by the US director Michael Faller near the Broadway Junction subway stop in the East New York neighbourhood in Brooklyn, the pre-dawn interactions at a small corner shop take on the qualities of a dream – vividly real, yet fragmented. 

Director: Michael Faller

Score: Michael Odmark

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