Sunday 26 October, 16:30

New York in the Fifties [Premiere]

Betsy Blankenbaker, United States, 2001, 72, OVSS.

New York in the Fifties offers a nostalgic look at the days after WWII. It puts emphasis on the writers, painters and musicians who lived and worked in Greenwich Village, where an atmosphere of liberty, creativity and euphoria could be enjoyed. The documentary is based on the Dan Wakefield book by the same name and celebrates figures such as Kerouac, Salinger, Norman Mailer and James Baldwin, as well as phenomena like the magazine Village Voice and the role that women, jazz, rock, alcohol and the Beat Generation played during that time.