New York Our Time (2020)

  • Documentary, Culture, Dublin Feminist Film Festival
  • 1h 37m

Dublin Feminist Film Festival presents Feature Film New York Our Time & short film’s Counting and XX.

This selection will be live from Friday the 16th at 5PM.

Limited tickets will remain available to rent for the following 36hrs.


Filmmaker Vivienne Dick’s new film is an intimate and philosophical documentary that contrasts the concerns of present day living in New York with the bohemian wildness of the city in the late 70’s, reflected through the lives of artists, musicians and friends of the filmmaker.

The film combines never before seen Super 8 footage from the 70s while the filmmaker was living in the East Village, with intimate conversations with old friends filmed during the hot summer of 2019 in New York.

Stories of the past recall a run down, bankrupt, often dangerous city, where rent was cheap and artistic creativity flourished. While in the NYC of today, glittering mirrored towers reflect a city radically consumed by mass gentrification, tourism, and high end luxury gift shops for the one percent. Beautifully filmed by renowned cinematographer Declan Quinn, and edited by Connie Farrell, the film is an ethnographic look from the inside at a particular community and period in the history of a great city, and a meditation on the passing of time.

Interviews include photographer Nan Goldin, performer Lydia Lunch, post-punk feminists Bush Tetras, and a new generation, the children of that 70s era of free expression, now finding their own way through a city increasingly in thrall to market forces over that which makes us human. Best Documentary (Critics Circle Award) at the World Premiere Screening - Dublin International Film Festival 2020.

All Dublin Feminist Film Festival titles are only available to rent for 36hrs from screening time and date. After these 36hrs are up, the films will not be on sale again.

Dublin Feminist Film Festival


Vivienne Dick


Nicky Gogan


Paul Rowley

Associate Producer

Karla Healion

Original Music and Sound Design

Martin Wheeler

Director of Photography

Declan Quinn



Bonus Content


History of humanity is the tale of suffering masses in hands of a few. Directed by Rahil Bustani


XX is an examination of the dark obsessional relationship between two women - an expressionistic mood piece about women, age and insecurity. **Directed by Nicola Stead + Simone Smith ** (cert 16+)

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