Saturday, May 10, 2003
In 1978, in the worst urban blight New York City had ever experienced, the filmmaker Henry Hills found the arts thriving in the in the cracks in the asphalt. He filmed dancers improvising in vacant lots, poets giving lectures on the street, and composers like John Zorn giving loft concerts. The performances were cheap to create, but filming them turned out not to be. Produced by David Krasnow.