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Face Addict (2005)

Face Addict tells the story of a unique and unrepeatable experience, that of the artistic community in New York between the late '70s and early '80s known as the downtown scene. From this ... See full summary »

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Face Addict tells the story of a unique and unrepeatable experience, that of the artistic community in New York between the late '70s and early '80s known as the downtown scene. From this scene emerged artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jim Jarmusch, Deborah Harry, John Lurie and many others. With them Edo Bertoglio shared many experiences and passions. F ace Addict, a walk-movie following the thread of memory, tells about the past and present lives of Bertoglio and other protagonists of the downtown scene, through personal reminiscences and original footage and photographs. In this journey toward the rediscovery of New York 20 years later, on the traces of a time long gone and a scattered community, Bertoglio is accompanied by his friend Walter Steding, Andy Warhol's ex-assistant, avant-garde painter and musician. The soundtrack of the film is by John Lurie, Evan Lurie and Franco Piersanti. Written by Edo Bertoglio

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these guys came from outer space!!
19 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

A really good documentary on a really crazy group of people living like there is no tomorrow in the most cruelly beautiful city!This film is about what was going on in the heart of our modern world, New York, in the late 70s and the early 80s.Those who have survived the experience of those years (director Edo Bertoglio included) tell their story and make up the puzzle of what NY was at that time.All those hip, sexy, cool and always-stoned guys of something about 25 years ago are now middle aged people without drugs in their body anymore but with a memory filled with most of what made up NY myth.Factory ,Andy Warhol and all those underground artists and performers are all there.Definitely a very good documentary but one of the most cooooool films I have ever seen


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