FIFTEEN MINUTES is a "where are they now" type feature, documentary that explores the brilliant, creative energy of the 1980's New York City night life culture. FIFTEEN MINUTES features candid interviews with some of the individuals who were a part of a large group people who went to the same parties, art openings, museums, night clubs, restaraunts - not just in NYC but all over the world. There were many significant people of that time who are still relevant today -- the obvious ones being Jean Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Malcom Forbes, Fancesco Clemente, but also unknowns. These aspiring writers, painters, designers, actors, photographers, musicians, activists were trailblazers and self proclaimed "misfits" in a time before corporate sponsorship and the AIDS virus. forging ahead without money or corporate sponsorship.
Fifteen Minutes offers information that corrects some misconceptions about the era, the time before the gentrification of NYC, the AIDS crisis and how it subsequently stunted the growth of an creative revolution as seen through the lens of one of it's contributors.