NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
Watch this film if you love New York or music. It’s eye-opening.
Many music genres emerged from NYC in the late 1970s: dance, hip-hop, punk. This wonderful film dissects the politics of 1977 and the emergence of those music genres, which, to this day, shape and inspire most popular music. Also thrown in is a history of being a minority, race and sexuality, in Manhattan during the time.
The film is called NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell. The name could not be more appropriate. So much history was formed from the turbulence and the joy of the year. Any New Yorker who has ever gone to a club or seen a live show should check it out. It gives a sense of history to the city’s exciting past.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It was born in NYC.