MEN AT LUNCH
Documentary – 2012 – Ireland – English – 80 minutes
Director: Seán Ó Cualáin
Producer: Eamonn Ó Cualáin
Rights: US rights available
The 1932 photograph depicting eleven unnamed men eating lunch on a girder high above the NYC skyline is the Premier Iconic Photograph of the 20th century, captivating the imagination and evoking the promise and pitfalls of the American Dream. While the world is familiar with the image, for decades there has been tremendous mystery and speculation surrounding its photographer, the workers depicted and the circumstances of its creation. The new documentary film MEN AT LUNCH explores this photo and its history and answers for the first time many of the questions which have swirled around this picture putting names to the faces which have inspired generations with their hope, optimism and resilience.