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The genesis of these films was to create short narrative films that cast some of New York City’s iconic sites as part of a story that deal with the act of “seeing” and perception. Originally conceived as a trilogy, the first film came about from my long artistic association with Grand Central Terminal which started in 1987 with the premiere of “Fenestrations” for the windows of the terminal and again 1999 when the MTA invited thework “Catching the 5:23” is inspired as much by its narrative as it is by the specificity of its locations at Grand Central Station.


“Catching the Game” (part two) takes takes place at Shea Stadium and introduces a new character (a daughter) into the narrative world.  It is the story of a father and his daughter, who bond over a game of baseball in an unexpected way, as the Dad is taken by the amgic of the game while the daughter sees magic in the stands.

Part three was conceived to take place at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and introduce the rest of the family.

CATCHING THE 5:23 (2002)

Premiered at The Hamptons International Film Festival


Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Stephan Koplowitz

Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport

Original Score: Quentin Chiappetta

Production Manager: Andrew E. Wagner

Cast: Featuring Jay Longan

with Vanessa Coblentz, Stephanie Rae Dixon, Petra Martin, Lisa J. Wright and Aaron Ashby, Kimberly Baker, Anna Brown, Melissa Caywod, Brett Howard, Melissa A. Lopata

Produced by Kop Art, Inc. with funding by Kop Art, Inc. and the Rosamond Stephenson Shannon Fund


Film synopsis:

“The man in the gray flannel suit takes the same train home every night from his job in the big city. As he passes through the wondrous halls of New York’s Grand Central Terminal he seems to be missing the magic around him. “

Aaron Krac

Hampton Intl. Film Festival


Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Stephan Koplowitz

Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport

Original Score: Quentin Chiappetta

Cast: Featuring Jay Longan  and Sarah Glenn Koplowitz with Anna Brown, Donna Costello, Melissa A. Lopata, Kara Capers, Lori McAlister, Paige Powers, Caitlin Trainor, Caron Eule, Kai Kleinbard, Julie Klein, Nicki Marshall, ShugiWaseda, Ariel Quinones and Brant Wagner.

Production Manager: Andrew E. Wagner

Produced: Kop Art, Inc. with Funding by Kop Art, Inc.and Rosamond Stephenson Shannon Fund

Production Assistants: Beth Bradford, Dennis Thomas, Ron Thompson

Special Thanks to:The New York Mets andPaul Asencio, Kevin McCarthy, Sue Lucchi, Lynne Daly, Mark Spielvogel, Jay Wegweiser, Amy Peluso

GALLERY photos by Mark Blackshear

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