DIRECTOR: MANFRED KIRCHHEIMER
“The great Manfred Kirchheimer again surveys a New York most miss… Revelatory"—Village Voice
"A testament to its director’s indefatigable humanism"—The New York Times
Manfred Kirchheimer’s deeply humane Canners takes to the streets in an ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City’s bottles and cans. He talks to them about their struggles, their families, and their dreams, never straying too far from his work’s abiding subject, survival in the city. This lyrical documentary, along with his earlier films about New York (including Stations of the Elevated), makes a superb addition to a body of work fifty years in the making, defined by Whitmanesque generosity and grandeur.
A Streetwise Films release