An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and maimed by a psycho-killer. A conflicted ex-boxer-turned-talent-manager and his business partner and friend, who represent some of the girls, set out to find him before he strikes again.
Billy Dee Williams,
Abel Ferrara headlines a film retrospective and a series of concerts in France dedicated to songs and music from his films. Preparations with his family and friends will form the material ... See full summary »
The film director converses with the proprietor of a Cinema complex in Queens about the 1970s era of film making and exhibition in New York City, when things were edgier and sleazier than they are in today's cleaned up scene.
A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol.
Ferrara's second film tells the story of three friends who get laid off from a local factory. With wives at home and kids, the men decide to hold up a gas station to try and make extra money. This short runs a brief 14-minutes but there are bits and pieces where you can see future touches by the director. I think where we really see the director come to life is during the robbery, which is pretty dark, well shot and features some violence you might not see coming (nothing graphic, just a beating). Another nice touch was how the ending was handled but I certainly won't ruin it for anyone. Considering the extra-small budget and the fact that the director filmed this with a bunch of neighbors you really can't expect too much. There are a few nice touches here and there but this here is mainly going to appeal to fans of Ferrara who must see everything he's done.
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