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Documentary, Short Films, 15-Mar-2023
A poetic rumination on a former relationship told through the locations it took place in New York City, part personal reflection, part film essay. “Lucky Strike,” directed by Benjamin Ades, frames its meditations on love and film with memories of the romance and philosophical musings on fate. Having met at a rooftop bar, the narrator describes a period of young love with his partner, a medley of restaurants, movie theaters, and parks, which bleeds into his analysis of a couple of old films, “Hiroshima, mon Amour”, and “The Fire Within”. Ades’ film is a tour of poignant endings; the melding of art and life on a carousel of lovely NYC images. -KA. Director, DP, editor, color: Benjamin Ades. Advisor: Ross McElwee.