Black and white evokes nostalgia for The Great Depression. Things were so cheap, including lives. We see daredevils (desperate people) compete for cash prizes. Babies prepare for WW2.
About the director: Dyslexic, Ken Jacobs’s high-school average was 47. NY MoMA showed him classic cinema. Hans Hofmann made him a class monitor. Painting and cinema come together at kenjacobsgallery.com.