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Men At Lunch: Four Pound Film Club


Wednesday 27 July 2016


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Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG


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We celebrate photography in screening the documentary about the eleven workmen who ate their lunch 850 feet above New York as they built the Rockerfella Plaza.

The photograph is of huge historical significance – and popularity. It has adorned walls across the world and was used by former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson as a motivational tool. He told The Independent in 2011: “The photograph on my office explains what a football team is and has to do.What is the greatest thing a team can do? They can sacrifice their life for each other and sometimes when one falls two can save him. That image is what you call sacrifice.”

The documentary made in 2013 isn’t just about photography: it’s about immigration, the Great Depression, historical research and even reveals a little about PR.

By Irish director Seán Ó Cualáin the film unearths the identities of the eleven men – some Irish, some Italian, some Jewish immigrants – who arrived in New York in the 1930s search of work and built the city.

The film won the Best Irish Language award at the 2013 Irish Film and Television awards.

The event includes guest speaker, Paul Hermann, director of photography network Redeye.

Find out more on the Four Pound Film Club website



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Rachel Broady

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