Last Address from Ira Sachs on Vimeo.

Though 7 months old I just happened upon Ira Sachs’ short film LAST ADDRESS. It’s simple and somber and yet so very powerful. Shot in New York, the film is a montage of street views of various addresses throughout the NYC Metro area. Each address was the last on record for dozens of NYC artists who died from AIDS, including Klaus Nomi, Keith Harring, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The movie solidifies the thought that much of the great art of the past 5 decades emerged from New York. It’s also a reminder of how life goes on: buildings still stand, the sun still rises, people still bustle outside windows. And furthermore, it is an artistic and tasteful tribute to these lost talents and a reminder, not too overt, that AIDS is still very much an issue in the art world, NYC, and everywhere else.