Rudy Burckhardt
Default Averted (1975)
Default Averted
1975, black and white, 19.75 min.
When New York was about to go bankrupt, all construction had stopped and an architect tried to become a wrecker. This is the story of the demolition of a large factory building on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. Meanwhile daily business—grimy or funny, money or no money—goes on as usual. Music by Thelonius Monk and Edgar Varèse.