Williamsburg Memories I Film by Angela Zumpe I HD I 16 min. I 2013



The filmmaker Angela Zumpe studied at NYU in 1981 and shared an apartment with Madison Smartt Bell, an upcoming writer. Thirty years later, she returns to New York. It is a trip in the past. Williamsburg at that time was a run down neighborhood. She meets her friends: Lisa is a professor for Gender Studies, Madisons novel „Waiting for the End of the World“ came out as a vision of 9/11. Also her big love David appears out of the mist of the past. Together, they explored discos, clubs and artists spaces. His love for men was both threatening and fascinating. A very personal memory, of the vibrant New York of the early 1980s.