Artists' Television Access

Downtown Calling

Friday, February 26, 2010, 9:00 pm, $10

Noise Pop Film Festival Q&A with Producer Ben Velez

Down Town Calling“In the late 1970s, the ‘greatest city in the world’ was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en masse 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.”

Featuring Fab 5 Freddy, Bobbito Garcia, Jazzy Jay, Mos Def, TV on The Radio, DJ AM (RIP), James Chance, and many more.  Narrated by Debby Harry. Directed by Shan Nicholson (TRT 76 mins)

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