Trade Center

The voices of five gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape that is the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus. In the process they reveal the breadth of the underground subculture that flourished in the Twin Towers' shadows, but remains excluded from the history books and the memorials. This mournful day-in-the-life documentary of the WTC today serves as a memorial to the unknown men who cruised there and a meditation on disaster capitalism that's especially resonant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Credits

Director:

Adam Baran

Producer:

Adam Baran, Ethan Weinstock

Cinematographer:

Daniel Lam

Editor:

Colin Fitzpatrick

Sound Designer:

Connor Donahue

Music:

Mike Brun

Principal Cast:

Billy MIller, Dale Corvino

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Adam B Baran
Renderer Films
adambaran1@gmail.com
9178556338

Publicity Contact:

Adam Baran
adambaran1@gmail.com
917-855-6338

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Experimental, History, LGBTQ, Mature/Adult, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

8 mins