Noise Pop Film Festival 2010: Downtown Calling

A standing-room-only crowd settled in for Downtown Calling Friday, filling ATA's small space with a quiet symphony of claustrophobic rustling. Notwithstanding a glaring projection hiccup, the film -- director Shan Nicholson's first -- was a smashing success, effectively capturing the vibrant, boundary-exploding club scene in 1980's New York City. Narrated by Debbie Harry, and featuring appearances from an ever-expanding cast of characters that include Fab Five Freddy and former NYC mayor Ed Koch, Nicholson's documentary chronicles an oft over-looked epoch in the Big Apple's fertile cultural life -- a span of time located roughly between the invention of punk rock [...]

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