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DJ AM and James Chance, Together at Last: Downtown Calling

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We are against hagiography as a rule, but let’s take a moment to list just a few members of the cast of Shan Nicolson’s late ’70s New York doc Downtown Calling, narrated by Debbie Harry and opening at the Austin Film Festival, next weekend: DJ AM, Wild Style‘s Charlie Ahearn, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Nelson George, Ed Koch, Man Parrish, Mos Def, Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato, Questlove, James Chance, Fab 5 Freddy, veteran talking head Bobbito Garcia, and the dude who founded Tommy Boy. Just imagine that red carpet premiere. Non-embeddable trailer about how the new greatest generation broke all the rules and made it up as they went along, etc., here.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2009

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