New York in the Fifties
|Release Date:||January 1, 2001|
|Running time:||65 minutes|
|Producer:||Betsy Blankenbaker, Dorka Keehn|
Description: 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.
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