Home to the Kodak company for over 125 years, Rochester, New York is a city uniquely defined by photography. Photo City focuses on the lives of the city’s photographic and creative community as they struggle to maintain a link to their analogue past and to forge an identity in this new digital age.
Featuring an eclectic cast of characters, from former Kodak factory floor workers to the father of digital photography, this is a film about how a city is shaped by its people. Their personal and professional struggles give us a glimpse of what it means to be a creative today and how in a company town weighed down by its own history, some moments never fade. The film also features interviews with professor/filmmaker Carvin Eison, writer/photographer Frank De Blase, along with members of the Democrat and Chronicle.
Directors John Murphy and Traolach O’ Murchú will be in attendance and will participate in an audience Q&A following each screening.
Community partner: Explore Rochester
Murphy is a director and freelance film/television editor currently based in Dublin, Ireland.
O’ Murchú, also based out of Dublin, is a director, writer, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His previous work includes the documentary, Gordie.