Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Andrew Horn (co-writer/producer of East Side Story) directs the documentary The Nomi Song, a portrait of late German artist Klaus Nomi. Born in Bavaria during the '40s, Nomi was a trained opera singer who became an underground cult figure in New York City during the '70s. Fancifully dressed in black-and-white costumes, Nomi performed unique cabaret shows and earned a small but loyal fan base. He made recordings, appeared in films, and even sang for commercials. He was building up a career in Europe when he fell ill. He died in 1983 of an AIDS-related infection. The documentary includes interviews with actress Ann Magnuson, art director Page Wood, and photographer Anthony Scibelli. The Nomi Song won the Teddy Award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival.
career-retrospective, costume, flamboyant, German [nationality], icon, interview, life-story, music-scene, performer, public-eye, rise-to-fame, singer, stage-show, underground [counterculture]