Lowlight

Feature Documentary


Julian returns to New York, where as a teenager in the rave scene of the mid 90s he had magic dance experiences, and sets out to rediscover those magic moments. Instead he finds a transformed, cooperatized and and heavily controlled nightlife scene. What happened? This question and the search for dancers leads to an insightful documentary and adventurous personal journey into the nightlife of the 2010s, revealing its hidden gems, power structures and the historical backdrop that made all this possible.

Nightlife research in post-9-11 New York.  Dancing is prohibited. No, really.

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Update: in 2017 the anti-dancing law was finally abolished after 91 years.

WRITTEN, SHOT,  DIRECTED AND EDITED BY  JULIAN NEVILLE   BASED ON AN IDEA BY LILLIAN ROSA   PRODUCED BY  ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS COLOGNE  AND  JULIAN NEVILLE   DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY THOMAS BADER
    1st AC  DOMENIQUE CARON    2ND EDITOR 
 RITA SCHWARZE    SOUND MIXING  
NICO BERGMANN

SUPPORTED BY GOETHE INSTITUT NEW YORK   |   KODAK   |   RGH LIGHTING NY
   |   CINEPOSTPRODUKTION GEYER KÖLN

© 2008 by Julian Neville and Academy of Media Arts Cologne