My Dinner with Weegee

2001 | 00:36:26 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Aging, Art History, Autobiography, Documentary, Health

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In My Dinner With Weegee Donigan Cumming weaves together two life stories. The central figure, a man in his seventies named Marty, remembers his experiences in New York as a young Catholic labour organizer and peace activist, his friendships with David Dellinger, the Berrigan brothers, Bayard Rustin, Weegee, and James Agee. This mixture of first-hand knowledge and gossip brightens Marty’s dark passage—he is old, sick, depressed, and alcoholic. The other story is Cumming’s in his fifty-fourth year, as he examines his own radicalism in light of the "wheezing dirty beacon" up ahead.

This title is also available on Donigan Cumming: Controlled Disturbance.

Prizes + Awards

 

Best Quebec Documentary, Quebec Cinema Critics Award 2002


 

Premiere

2001

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2002

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2002