Irene Chin and Kurt Vincent are filmmakers and partners based in New York City.
Their feature documentary, THE LOST ARCADE (2016), was described by The New York Times as, "Part scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable...a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future."
Their most recent film, Friends Of Wonder, is a 35 minute documentary/concert film about a community run movie palace and a Kurt Vile + Courtney Barnett concert. Read about the making of it on WePresent by WeTransfer.
26 Aries is committed to creating work that is honest, personal, and surprising.
26 Aries In The Press:
Variety- "Friends Of Wonder" Exclusive
The New Yorker - "In Search Of The Lost Arcade"
Vogue - Interview with Irene Chin
Vice Magazine - Interview with Kurt Vincent
The New York Times - “Part scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, “The Lost Arcade” is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future.”
The Village Voice - “The film meets the open door, come-as-you-are community on its own level, avoiding the forced, interwoven three-character structure that far too many works of American nonfiction seem obliged to employ.”
The Hollywood Reporter - “An enjoyable and nostalgic portrait of a bygone era and a local institution that has now lost the pungent atmospheric flavor that made it so unique.”
Variety - “A scrappy and ebullient documentary about the vanished video-game culture of New York City taps into the appeal of digital fun before digital life took over.”
CriterionCast - “Vincent’s direction is assured and not afraid of evocative flourishes of expressionism. It’s a startling piece of work”
Little White Lies Magazine - “Kurt Vincent and Irene Chin’s very sweet documentary employs the history of a clapped-out games arcade in lower Manhattan as a way to talk about the cultural homogenisation of big cities and capitalism’s incompatibility with diversity."
Slant Magazine - “The Lost Arcade is a tender and moving documentary. Vincent exhibits a masterfully light touch throughout the film.”
The Guardian - “This is a small gem of a film.”
RogerEbert.com“That’s the greatest power and accomplishment of “The Lost Arcade.” It really does take us there and illustrate why this place mattered to so many people.” 3/4 Stars
Film Journal - “Vincent never abandons the inquisitive sensibility that, along with the atmospheric camerawork and moodily game-inflected synth score, makes The Lost Arcade such a deeply felt and bittersweet experience.”
San Diego Reader - “Vincent descends on his subject like an angel of mercy, casting light on the disenfranchised denizens that found in the arcade a home away from home.”
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