March 30, 2009
Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he’s recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.
The inimitable Clayton Patterson will be at the show which benefits Collective Hardware’s “Home Grown L.E.S” program and celebrates the launch of the film on Itunes, just $5 for entry.