SLOW DOWN: RIVER TO RIVER, directed by Liz Sargent and produced by Minos Papas is an experimental documentary about the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 17th Annual River To River Festival. It features the work of Yoko Ono and Pam Tanowitz in addition to performances restaged for camera. Through vignettes of performance set within the busy city landscape of Lower Manhattan the film asks the viewer to take a moment, reflect and immerse themselves in the imagery created by the artists, dancers and people of New York.
"SLOW DOWN" has been nominated in the “Arts: Program/Special” category along with five other films. We’d like to thank everyone who watched the film, the cast and crew, the New York Emmy’s for recognizing our film and especially ALL ARTS, who allowed us the space to create an artistically driven film with no creative limitations.
"SLOW DOWN" explores themes of deceleration, reflection and finding stillness in the chaotic city of New York. Special thanks to Lili Chopra who’s curation of the LMCC River to River Festival inspired the film themes.
The awards gala is on Saturday April 18th. We are very excited to see where this nomination will take the film and it is certainly and honor to have been considered.