(5 minutes, 16mm, 1971)

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Continuous camera movement over stationary structures on New York rooftops, edited closely to a piece by Benjamin Britten. “Rooftops” reveals an urban landscape devoid of regular city life.

"A meditative perusal of rooftops...interesting linear composition with the use of black leader between shots, and great after-images.” - Canyon Cinema

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Description of Rooftops by Rick Hancox (1972)

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