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


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.