New York in the Fifties


1h 12m 2000

Brief Synopsis

New York City in the 50s is seen as a hotbed of new artistic expression, free love, drinking, jazz, radical politics and psychoanalysis. The documentary follows writer Dan Wakefield as his restless rebellion forces him to leave his middle-class, conformist life in Indianapolis. He escapes to New Yor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Avatar Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Synopsis

New York City in the 50s is seen as a hotbed of new artistic expression, free love, drinking, jazz, radical politics and psychoanalysis. The documentary follows writer Dan Wakefield as his restless rebellion forces him to leave his middle-class, conformist life in Indianapolis. He escapes to New York where he dreams of writing a novel, falls in love, questions the meaning of life through psychoanalysis and meets a group of like-minded souls. Interviews with writers, actors, musicians, artists and poets fill out the picture of the city and the era.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Avatar Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States Winter February 9, 2001

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Premiere) March 2-12, 2000.

Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Betsy Blankenbaker.

Released in United States Winter February 9, 2001

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Premiere) March 2-12, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at the IFP Market/(IFFM) in New York City September 15-22, 2000.)