New York City – Pop Artist Peter Marco, a native New Yorker, created this satirical documentary of his hometown NYC in the hope of illustrating just how far New York City has fallen from its gritty greatness of the 1970’s and early 80’s.
The NYC Swift Trip to Suckdom is an entry to the Chain Film Festival at the 4th Street Theater on 83E 4th Street on Friday, August 12 noontime.
The New York City of today in the eyes of Marco and apparently many others, is a superficial stage-set corporate theme park, a shadow of its former gritty greatness, as real as the official 911 lie.
Marco said his only hope is that soon a ‘heady crime wave will come and sweep all vacuous effluvium masquerading as super humans from her shores lowering hyper inflated property values and sending slews of starry-eyed neophyte faux New Yorker suburbanites back from whence they came.’
Marco uses the appointment of American Country POP ‘Star’ Taylor Swift as the ‘New Face of New York’ by NYC and Co., the New York City’s travel and tourism board, who by appointing Swift fell swoop associating the NYC of today with someone who is the ‘absolute antithesis of everything New York City once was.’
Marco ends the film with two real faces of New York City: Ed Koch, NYC’s legendary mayor who epitomized the bold iconoclastic uniqueness of New York and a real native New York genuine superstar Billy Joel singing ‘New York State of Mind.
Snug Dog Films, owned by Marco, produced the documentary. His use of film as a medium is best explained by the artist himself, when asked why he ventured into movie-making, the actor, writer, and director said:
“Once I realized not wanting to be pigeon-holed as just a “POP Artist” was not an option, I decided to expand the definition of “POP Art” to include all mediums, since each is really just another tool that can be used in expressing an idea or concept, which varies with each project. I was recently in a Prefecture in Japan and I had the honor of being introduced to some Japanese Mythology which visually lit up my imagination more than any film ever could. In an instant, I knew the best tool to use to capture such divine imagery swirling in my consciousness would be illustration, since in this life I would never be ever to film any deity, but I sure as hell could paint one.
Mere mortals, like Taylor Swift on the other hand, and the idea that NYC has fallen so low that someone like her could be officially appointed NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador with a minimum amount of push-back from the General Public was a subject far better suited for film.”
The aim of Snug Dog Films is to tickle the funny bone while revealing truths about culture and society. (Photos and press release from Marcoart.com)