Simon J. Heath’s ‘Ten Talk New York’ Doc Series Screening Tonight at Tribeca Grand Hotel

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 at 6:10 am by

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Looks like someone threw a fucking ATM at filmmaker Simon J. Heath and let the creativity roll on; he’s back with a second helping of his “Ten Talk” documentary. In conjunction with L.E.S. Film Club, Made in NY, and The Australian Community, his latest iteration focuses on “sex, death, love, and race, old, new, Bloomberg, uptown, downtown” through the eyes of ten longterm New York creatives.

And this time, there’s an added woman’s touch. Alongside neighborhood fixtures such as Steve Lewis and Clayton Patterson, he includes “Everybody Street” filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn, Lysa Cooper, Amy Gunther, Kim Harris and Mia Tyler in the mix.

Heath’s approach is atypical for interviewing; he throws a word, rather than a question at his subjects, and in turn catches a much more authentic response and uninhibited perception of an ever-changing New York. Earlier this year, he shared with Vice his inspirations driving the project.

I have loved New York since I was a kid. All my heroes, from Kerouac to Hendrix, Pollack to Gallo, lived and relished the culture that New York throws at you with everything she has. After watching a recent film about New York that painted the whole city like a giant Upper West Side yuppie paradise, I got pissed off. The Hollywood film showed a world far from the New York I skate through. So I decided to make my own film.

The premiere is tonight at 7pm, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. After party will be at the Church Bar. If you can’t make the screening, you can always pre-order a copy of the film here.

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