Nye scener fra Amerika

Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 2002

35 min.DK/Documentary

Jørgen Leth's personal, poetic view of America, shot in

New York, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California in September 2001. Jørgen Leth and his cameraman Dan Holmberg decided to make a follow-up to their own classic »66 Scenes from America« (1981), particularly famous for the scene in which Andy Warhol eats a hamburger.

They wanted to portray the mythological America, the endless highways, the gas stations, the diners, the motels, the cities. The people in the film include cult figures like the poet John Ashbery, the composer John Cale, the actor Dennis Hopper, and the photographer Robert Frank. The latter's book from the 1950s, »The Americans«, and the paintings of Edward Hopper inspired Leth and Holmberg, who filmed in the same tableau-like style as for their first film, with no camera movements. John Cale wrote the original score for the film.

Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Nye scener fra Amerika
Danish title Nye scener fra Amerika
Other titles Den korte film 1
Keywords USA, 2000-2009, Travels
Director Jørgen Leth
Screenplay Jørgen Leth
Producer Marianne Christensen, Mette Heide
Director of Photography Dan Holmberg
Editor Camilla Skousen
Sound Niels Arnt Torp
Composer John Cale
Appearance Mark Kurlansky, Patrick Slavin, Albert Maysles, Roy Haynes
Production country Denmark
Production company Bech Film
Domestic distribution Angel Films
International sales Leth
Technical info 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 18.10.2002
Cinemas Cinemateket
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Bech Film
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Jørgen Leth
Assistant director Asger Leth


Script Jørgen Leth
Script: research Asger Leth


Producer Marianne Christensen
Producer Mette Heide
Production Claus Willadsen
Production Nanna Mailand-Hansen


Cinematography Dan Holmberg


Stills Dan Holmberg


Editing Camilla Skousen
Assistant editor Anne Hovad Fischer
Assistant editor Camilla Ebling
Assistant editor Vagn Rose


Music John Cale


Sound Niels Arnt Torp
Sound Tom Koester
Sound Matt Sudden


Appearance Mark Kurlansky
Appearance Patrick Slavin
Appearance Albert Maysles
Appearance Roy Haynes
Appearance John Cale
Appearance Robert Frank
Appearance John Ashbery
Appearance Dennis Hopper
Appearance Peter Martins

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2010-10-14
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2008-10-15
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2008-05-09
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2005-04-07
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2004-10-26
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2003-10-30
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2003-10-23
Bergen International Film festival 2003-10-16
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2003-10-13
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2003-06-18
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2003-05-03
Jeonju International Film Festival 2003-04-25
Paris, Cinéma du Réel 2003-03-07
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
Amsterdam, IDFA 2002-11-21
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24
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