Lost Bohemia
Lost Bohemia (2011)

For over 100 years, the most significant 20th century artists and performers have lived and worked in the 165 landmark Studios atop Carnegie Hall, including Marilyn Monroe, Isadora Duncan, Barnett Newman, Norman Mailer, Marlon Brando and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 2011
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

It's wrenching to see these people, many of them elderly, confronted with the prospect of having to move.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out

It can be easy to dismiss the hardships of rent-controlled bohemians, but as seen from the inside, it's clear that something much bigger was at stake: the very heart of a city that prides itself on art, but habitually privileges the bottom line.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Call it the rape of Carnegie Hall.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Lost Bohemia's real power, though, is in the impromptu interviews Astor conducted with his neighbors.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A sad and spirited elegy for the Carnegie Hall Studios, which for more than a century provided working, living and teaching space for all kinds of artists on the floors above the famous concert hall.

Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

An affecting chronicle of artists fighting eviction from their historic Carnegie Hall studios against the full power of a corporatized New York institution. Guess who wins?

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