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CLAYTON AT GERSHWIN: THE DOCUMENTARIAN
Documentary by Daniel B. Levin, Ben Solomon, and Jenner Furst | New York 2008 | 90 min
The Gershwin Hotel Series | 7 East 27th Street | New York | March 11, 2008
Special guest Billy LeRoy
THE DOCUMENTARIAN is a documentary short and a companion piece to the upcoming feature documentary CAPTURED. Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he's recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.