'BOOKWARS'": a Contemporary Classic New York Documentary | 'SUPERB' - NY Film Critics Circle * 'HILARIOUS' - The New Yorker * 'UTTERLY COMPELLING' - Jacksonville Film Journal | 'TERRIFIC' - LA Times
SYNOPSIS 'BookWars' (aka 'Book Wars') is: the gritty world of New York City booksellers told in a remarkable movie made in New York that chronicles the lives and loves of street and sidewalk booksellers and their unique perspectives on life...see Mayor Giuliani's Quality of Life campaign and the NYPD try to shut them down! * A First Person Hybrid Documentary-Narrative that pioneered a whole new style and approach to filmmaking back at the turn of the Millenium. Made in the tradition of Kerouac, Burroughs, Corso, Whitman, Ferlinghetti, and Others, 'BookWars' is now part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) Circulating Film and Video Collection
WINNER Best Documentary, New York Underground Film Festival (2000) | IFP Gotham Award Nominee | A gritty and hilarious look at New York booksellers on the street and sidewalks of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond - the movie that inspired scores of others in its style and content!
As seen on: Arte/ZDF; SVT; NHK; MetroChannels; PBS; Bravo; IndiePop; and festivals and art house theaters around the world! This New York underground counterculture movie, 'BookWars', is now available at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York City, Circulating Films Collection
With soundtrack by jazz legends Jack McDuff and Willis Jackson, BOOKWARS is an homage to the Beat sensibility made famous by Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Robert Frank, and others from the Beat generation.
A Flick by Jason Rosette (jasonrosette.com) of Camerado Movies and Media (www.camerado.com)
Full length documentary, 'BookWars' (*produced on vintage SD formats) and Bonus Extras