Revisiting NYC in 1981, A Most Violent Year [VIDEO]

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am by
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1981 was statistically one of the most dangerous years on record for New York City. During those twelve months, an estimated 637,451 felonies were committed. This is the setting behind a new crime drama aptly entitled, A Most Violent Year, which follows “a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.”

The film, released in December, was written and directed by J.C. Chandor, and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Lucky for you, A Most Violent Year is currently playing at the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston. See you there.

Meanwhile, as part of the promo package for the film, producers teamed up with A24 to create this documentary short. The six-minute clip includes talking heads such as Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, performance artist and former Warhol Factory fixture Penny Arcade, actress Johnnie Mae, Harlem street-style legend Dapper Dan, auto body shop owner Nick Rosello, and trucking union rep Wayne Walsh. It’s worthy of your time.

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