Dirty Old Town is a stunning film shot on the Bowery starring William Leroy, Nicholas De Cegli, Scott Dillin, Ashely Graham and Janell Shirtcliff.
Leroy you might recall is better known as Billy, from Billy's Antiques & Props, one of the very few remaining businesses on Houston retaining vestiges of the Bowery of yesteryear. The store is facing it's own pressures to conform to new norms, or GTFO.
The film's website observes:
Facing extinction, [Leroy's] ramshackle tent of antiquities lures a troop of misfits, freaks and renegades who form a tableaux vivant full of carnival pageantry, white lies and victimless crime in a fleeting glimpse of Downtown New York.Plans are in place to premiere the film in mid-June. Watch a sneak peek below...
Dirty Old Town was shot and directed by Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin and Julia Willoughby Nason. "With no budget. Just grit and ingenuity, " Furst told NYC The Blog.
It is presented by Abel Ferrara and produced by Stephanie Porto with Executive Producer Marc Levin.
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