In addition to being a top-notch bookseller, member Dan Wechsler (Sanctuary Books) is also a filmmaker. His latest film is More Than the Rainbow, a documentary chronicling the life of Matt Weber, a NYC taxi driver turned street photographer. The film premiered at New York's documentary film festival DOC NYC last year and was featured as an official selection. It was awarded the same honor at the San Francisco DocFest.
Set to the music of jazz legend Thelonious Monk and contemporary jazz musician Keith Gurland, the film goes beyond a character study and "becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression, and New York City." Check out the trailer below.
If you're in the NY area, you can see the film tonight, the inaugural night of the Coney Island Film Festival. The screening will take place at the Coney Island Museum (1208 Surf Ave., 2nd Floor) at 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets ($7) by clicking here.
As a NYC resident, photography fan, and documentary enthusiast, I'm eager to see the film. Cheers to Dan! I'm constantly amazed by the rich lives and myriad of accomplishments our members have outside of the rare book world.