Autumn Documentary Film Season 12th October to 7th November 2013

Men at Lunch

Saturday 19th October @ 6.45pm
Men at Lunch (70 minutes)
Director: Sean O Cualain
Ireland 2012

11 Anonymous construction workers eating their lunch on a beam 800 feet above 50th Street in New York on the 28th September 1932 are recognised around the world. The image became an icon of the Great Depression and a symbol of an unprecedented race to the sky. All made possible by the immigrant workers that built New York as we know it today. This journey of discovery takes us to rarely seen material in the Rockefeller and Corbis Archives, on our way to the intriguing story that emerges behind this iconic image. The real lives of the people on the beam. The photograph finally begins to give up some of its secrets.

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