A Film by Dan Wechsler
More Than the Rainbow
After three decades turning his lens on New York City, taxi driver turned street photographer Matt Weber has seen it all. More Than the Rainbow not only chronicles the life and times of Weber, but becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression, and New York City. There is no telling how many stories Weber has attempted to capture since he first started taking pictures out of the window of the cab he used to drive. But his quarter century-plus devotion to candidly depicting the lives of his fellow New Yorkers, many of them from the fringes of society, has yielded a remarkable document of a New York that most of us will never experience.
Shot partially in gorgeous 35mm and largely scored to the music of Thelonious Monk, More Than the Rainbow interweaves verité, still photography and revealing interviews with Weber and fellow photographers like Ralph Gibson, Zoe Strauss, and Eric Kroll, as well as designer Todd Oldham to create an evocative documentary that is a poetic celebration of the world’s greatest city and the individuals who walk its streets.
WINNER! Best Documentary – Coney Island Film Festival.
Film distribution by First Run Features.
“Jazzy and illuminating.”
“From driving a cab to snapping pictures of New York’s streets…Matt Weber’s work yields its share of gratifying, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it New York moments.”
–The New York Times
“Frozen-in-time magic abounds.”
–The Hollywood Reporter
“On treks through the city, camera in hand, Matt Weber’s expertise, tenderness, and taste for the absurd become clear. Dan Wechsler runs with it, interspersing decades of Weber’s often gritty photographs with expert cinematography that lingers on New York’s curved railings and blurring lights in a way that feels suffused with nostalgia, even for the present.”
–The Village Voice
“Interesting and thoughtful. Feels like a good conversation, moving seamlessly from one topic to the next with the unselfconscious ease of a good dinner party.”