Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Originally made for French television, Iranian filmmaker Rafi Pitts directs the English-language documentary Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty. Pitts explores the life and work of maverick American filmmaker Abel Ferrara, shooting the director in his hometown of New York City. Ferrara provides ample interview footage and is seen through the eyes of actress Echo Danon, production designer Frank DeCurtis, and screenwriter Simone Lageoles. He discusses some of his films (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant) and is shown directing a music video, rehearsing with actors, and working with writers. Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty was shown at the 2003 Locarno Film Festival.
behind-the-scenes, eccentric, film-director, film-industry, Hollywood, maverick, self-destruction