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Praise for Seán Ó Cualáin's MEN AT LUNCH

"Lovely… The details revealed of the photograph are fascinating; and the commentary by historians on how the photograph relates to life during the Depression and to the immigrant experience is illuminating." - Miriam Bale, The New York Times

"'Men at Lunch' is infectiously and unabashedly uplifting as it celebrates the American immigrant experience...placing those laborers and the products of their labor in a vividly evoked historical context." -Variety

"The documentary invites the viewer to meditate on that moment. 'Men at Lunch' solves some of the puzzle created during a New York autumn when Babe Ruth’s Yankees were winning the World Series and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was winning the presidency."
- John Anderson, The New York Times

"Part detective story, part homage to the American immigrant experience and, ultimately, a tribute to the simple dignity of hard work, 'Men at Lunch' examines the mysteries behind one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century: eleven men casually perched atop a steel beam hundreds of feet above Manhattan."- Ben Cosgrove, Time Magazine

"A loving tribute to the famed 1932 'Lunch atop a Skyscraper' photograph that, according to image repository Corbis, remains the most valuable in the world. Shots of modern men rebuilding One World Trade Center stirringly evokes the majestic photo's continuing connection to the present." - Nick Schager, The Village Voice

“A stirring and inventive look into the mystery and origin of the famous 1932 photograph “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” in which 11 workers brown-bag it on a beam while building Rockefeller Center. We get cultural and artistic assessments, a historical perspective and personal connections (two men are certain their father is in the picture). Best of all, we take a trip back to Depression-era New York and grasp its resonance more than 80 years later. Delicious.” - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"A fascinating journey. Ó Cualáin's photographic detective work is both evocative and eloquently effective." - Screen Daily