WIFF | FILMS

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP

Review

Director:

 Anthony Caronna, Alexander Smith

Genre:

Biography | Documentary

Country:

USA

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

86 Minutes

Description:

Dubbed New York’s “Queen of the Night,” proto–club kid, Susanne Bartsch, has been throwing unforgettable parties for over 30 years and is still going strong. Picking up where Warhol left off, her events unite every walk of life—uptown, downtown, ballroom, drag and celebrity scenes. Susanne’s contributions to the world happen late at night, under cover of darkness, in the form of decadent theatrical events that assault the senses, expand the mind and take the shun out of fashion. Her ambition is to break the rules, banish labels and kill conventions. Situating Susanne’s impact on AIDS fundraising, fashion and pop culture, the film features a who’s who of New York City nightlife, including RuPaul, Amanda Lepore, Michael Musto and Bill Cunningham.

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