Under the Influence of Ego Trip

(80 Blocks From Tiffany & Shotgun)

80 Blocks From Tiffany, Dir. Gary Wiess (1979) 67 min.

Shotgun, Dir. Steven Goodman (1982) 25 min.

Egotrip and the Maysles Institute have partnered to present Egotrip’s favourite documentaries. 80 Blocks from Tiffany is a rich film where filmmaker Gary Wiess and cinematographer Joan Churchill hang out with the South Bronx gang, the Savage Skulls. In Shotgun, this party atmosphere turns tragic. Steven Goodman, who has gone on to lead the field of video education with EVC, provides a portrait of Shotgun, an eighteen-year-old gang member living in the South Bronx, facing serious criminal charges.

Both directors will be present as well as Ponce Laspina who is a former 5th Division President of the notorious Savage Skulls as well as Robert Werner a police officer featured in 80 Blocks from Tiffany.