Lost Bohemia Trailer (2011)

In 1895, 165 artists lofts and spaces were completed above Carnegie Hall in New York City. Over the decades, Mark Twain and Paddy Chayefsky wrote there, Enrico Caruso recorded there, Isadora Duncan danced there, Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe rehearsed there--the list of icons and legends who benefitted from the space is simply amazing. Josef "Birdman" Astor's documentary began as a loving chronicle of the place, its history and the artists still living there. Then the Carnegie Hall Corp. decided to redevelop...

A former Carnegie Studios tenant himself, director Astor has created a fascinating and combative work, featuring, among others, New York Times fashion photographer and fellow tenant Bill Cunningham (himself the subject of the very popular Bill Cunningham New York) as well as Cunningham's neighbours, including various artists such as a 96-year-old photographer Editta Sherman who has lived in the studios for many decades. Astor decided to document the tenants' fight to stay in their long-term homes. But global trends suggests that where money and real estate are concerned, decades and sometimes centuries of history and culture can disappear in the blink of an eye should they stand in the way of the almighty buck.

Duration
4 min 1 sec

Views
3,563

Posted On
October 24, 2011
Director
Josef Astor

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
September 29, 2011
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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