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New York in the Fifties

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 2001
Running time:65 minutes
Cast:Dan Wakefield
Director:Betsy Blankenbaker
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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