A fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during its 10-year reign.

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A fascinating pictorial history of a New York City bar whose customers, from the hard-drinking working class Irish to the coiffed African American gay male, continually transform its focus during its 10-year reign.

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Ultra stylistic
3 May 2003 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

I Just saw this film at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in Toronto - and it blew me away. I have never seen a film use black & white still photography in such a stylistic manner while weaving in color video clips to present such an incredible story. I can't wait to head back to New York to find this place (or its location anyway). Fascinating people, place, music and time period. This film packs a lot into 23 minutes.


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