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Today, Manhattan is a byword for overpriced property, overexposed landmarks and overdressed fashionistas. In the late 70s, however, it was rat-infested, crime-crippled, cheap and nasty - somewhere for America to dump its immigrants, poor people and artists. Music, art, fashion and filmmaking burgeoned, fueled by drugs, dares, fads, feuds, and a fair helping of madness.Written by
Edinburgh International Film Festival
I really liked how this movie reminds us of a time when New York was more dangerous and dirty. If you really like Sonic Youth and other angular music, then you should see this as a refresher course. The film also touches upon how AIDS claimed the lives of some of the people mentioned. I would recommend another film about the Grammercy Park Hotel, which also touches on this period before Reagan. Maybe something had to do with Andy Warhol being alive at the time? This was also an era when there was at least some artistic creativity which didn't pander to mainstream America. Yes, it's true that Richard Kern took erotic photos of young girls, but they have an edgy artistic quality which today still seem a little dangerous. It's hard to believe the girls now are in their late 40's early 50's(or maybe AIDS victims).
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