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Pleasures of Urban Decay

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Countries Canada, United States
Year 2000
Running Time 18 MIN
Languages English
Director Sam Ball

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Pleasures of Urban Decay is an offbeat film about Ben Katchor, who has been hailed as the creator of the last great American comic strip. Katchor’s Yiddish-inflected voice guides us through a vast and shadowy landscape of old skyscrapers, neglected warehouses, lay-away stores and all-night cafeterias. This documentary premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and has been exhibited in museums around the world, from MoMA-NY to Jewish Museums all over Europe, the U.S. and Latin America.

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