Oct 14, 2009
I received the good news this morning announcing the website for a new film called Downtown Calling. I've known about it for a while and have been waiting very patiently to see it as I had seen the trailer a while back, and it really has me excited. It covers the New York City underground creative scene circa 1975-1985, and the filmmakers have really dug deep in terms of who they spoke with & interviewed. The archival footage looks pretty amazing as well. I've been told personally by both Sal P (Liquid Liquid) and Michael Holman (Gray) that its really good.
Synopsis: "In the late 1970s, the “greatest city in the world” was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en mass housing corruption gave way to a city in crisis. Yet out of the economic and social strife that held the “Big Apple” hostage, a family of homegrown cultures that would forever change the world began to emerge. Downtown Calling not only documents, in detail, the evolution of New York City’s fertile music and art subculture during this period, but how its collective output continues to play a prominent, driving role in the international fashion, art and music industries today."
Anyway, visit the film's site here, as well as the Facebook page if you're so inclined. Hope you like it. Maybe I'll see you at a screening.