Experience Old Penn Station In a New Film
August 20th, 2008, 1:33 pm
Somehow we missed this New York Magazine post about a film made by Stephen Kellam, Forever Yours, a wartime piece set in the original Penn Station. Kellam’s short film uses 3-d graphics to re-create the station’s beautiful interiors (see photo above). The film is definitely worth watching to experience the interiors, but also because it is a touching and sad story. New York Mag goes on:
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the start of demolition on the old Penn Station — an architectural tragedy that helped kick-start the city’s preservationist movement and made many Gothamites realize that, sometimes, it’s not better to replace stately neoclassical buildings with grimy subterranean s***holes.Read “Filmmaker Stephen Kellam Mourns Old Penn Station, War Victims” by Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine. Go to Stephen Kellam’s site where you can also watch the movie and also see photos of the production.