RADIO // Beyond the Subtitles60th Berlin Film Festival: Bobby Sheehan, Arias with a Twist: The Docufantasy
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 3/5/10
In Berlin for the world premiere of Arias with a Twist: The Docufantasy, his cinematic salute to the great downtown drag star Joey Arias and the extraordinarily inventive puppeteer Basil Twist, Bobby Sheehan tells of his travels around the States and Europe in order to interview over 50 people for his documentary, including the Garbo-like Thierry Mugler. This intimate profile records for posterity Aria and Twist's fantastic theatrical collaboration Arias with a Twist, which played for seven months in Manhattan before touring around the world. Sheehan, interviewed at the hub of the Berlinale in the Hyatt Lounge, which is also known as Press Central, speaks of growing up on the Lower East Side, being part of the downtown '70s scene before he became a successful commercial and video director and the experience of watching a young Arias transform into the mesmerizing, disciplined artist we now know (36 minutes).
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