I Hate New York

Directed by: Gustavo Sánchez
Spain | 75 minutes
international-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Sat 29th Sep 20:00
Q&A with Gustavo Sanchez (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Mon 1st Oct 15:00

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Comprised of handheld footage shot over a decade by director Gustavo Sanchez, I HATE NEW YORK is a vibrant and personal portrait of four of New York City’s underground artists and trans activists - Amanda Lepore, Chloe Dzubilo, Sophia Lamar, and T De Long. The film is made up of conversations filmed while applying sharpie for eyeliner in dressing rooms, riding in taxis, walking through the park, discussing art, gender identity, activism, and personal history, and as the film builds we begin to see how the lives of these individuals intersect. This intimate structure is the film’s greatest strength, along with an excellently curated soundtrack of artists including ARCA, Sharon Needles, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. A decade is long enough for major change to happen, but short enough that everything day-to-day is still recognisable. This is both personal and political, and not always positive - since 2011 gay marriage has been legalised in New York, but the lack of affordable housing and the pressure that puts on young artists and queer people has become more relevant than ever. I HATE NEW YORK highlights this change and leaves in its wake the question - what will it mean to be a young, trans artist in 2028? Lucy Rosenstiel

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Spanish Embassy
Runtime
75
Cast
Amanda Lepore
Chloe Dzubilo
Sophia Lamar
T De Long
Bibbe Hansen
Country
Spain
Director(s)
Gustavo Sánchez
Writer(s)
Gustavo Sánchez
Producer(s)
Gustavo Sánchez
Ricard Robles
Sandra Hermida
Javier Soto
Executive Producer(s)
J. A. Bayona
Fiona Vidal-Quadras
Carlos Bayona
Screening Status
International Premiere