Face Addict (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Switzerland  |  
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Inevitably recalling his earlier effort, the long-incomplete Downtown 81 (which was eventually finished and issued in 2001), Edo Bertoglio returns to the same subject with this documentary effort. The film, like its predecessor, leads viewers on a tour of the New York avant-garde scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Using archival footage and interviews with such individuals as Deborah Harry, Glenn O'Brien and Victor Bockris, Bertoglio conjures up a re-evocation of the said time and place, and draws on the vivid, colorful and anecdotal recollections of his participants - thus revealing how collective experiences helped shape and define a particular environment and atmosphere in a Manhattan that no longer exists.

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art-scene, big-city, bohemian, legacy, retrospective