Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Panic in Needle Park
Last night, Conor and I went to see The Panic in Needle Park at the Film Forum. For all the parents out there, if you want to expose your children/teens to a very powerful anti drug film, this is it. We both left feeling very disturbed, it really showed the underbelly of New York in the 70's. And Helen's rapid decline was so powerful, like a car wreck, you just had to look. The interesting part is Joan Didion and Gregory Dunne did the initial treatment for the film, from the book by James Mills and Dominic Dunne was the Producer. I've always admired Joan Didion's work and have been a fan of Dominic Dunne's gossipy column in Vanity Fair. Anyway, the really surreal thing was that our home subway stop is 72nd street, right in the middle of what was Needle Park!
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Tuesday, February 03, 2009