Curbside sonata.

This is one of those short films that’ll warm you from the heart. It’s a simple social documentation piece, shot across 24 hours, that examines the fate of a lone piano on a curb in New York. The interactions of passerbys with this piano has rightfully been described as poetic, the beauty of the accompanying composition paired to the relatively banal stills dramatic. The rhythm of the shots slows down and picks up like the piano piece itself, mimicking the passing of time. A sort of film-like sonata to remind you that nothing lasts forever. And that’s beautiful.

Solo, Piano – N.Y.C. was directed by Anthony Sherin, a New York-based filmmaker and editor. It was featured recently in the New York Times.