A portrait of Konrad Brzezinski, Master Watchmaker, in Rye, NY. A film by Michael Dwyer and Robert Todd.
Rye, NY-- How does a business survive in Rye, for 10, 20 or even 50 years? A film by Michael Dwyer & Robert Todd attempts to answer this question. RISING TIDE chronicles the history of small businesses in Rye as seen through the eyes of numerous shop owners. RISING TIDE recounts a local history through the voices of multiple generations while offering a captivating view into the unique workings of each person's craft or business. The film chronicles the lives, the struggles, and the behind-the-counter activities of people who are involved in trades that are increasingly marginalized by the high cost of living, the arrival of large franchises in the community, and technological advances.
Documentation of Joshua Stern's painting exhibition in Woodstock, NY.