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The Ravenite

1980s New York was a very different place to the bustling cosmopolitan tourist magnet we know now, and the neighborhood that housed the Ravenite Social Club was a far cry from the gentrified boutique strip that exists today. Yet this series of interviews with the then-young artist clique who lived alongside one of the most prolific mafia networks offers a vivid insight into a city's colorful past.

  • Dennis Mohr
  • Morgan Schmidt-Fent
    On Her Own
  • Katy Swailes
    Untying the Knot
  • Dan Cremin
  • Alec
    Key Cast
    The New Yorker
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  • Runtime:
    27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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    United States
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  • DOC LA
    United States
    October 16, 2018
    Best Mid-length Documentary
Distribution Information
  • Journeyman Pictures
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dennis Mohr, Morgan Schmidt-Fent

Dennis Mohr - Co-director

Dennis is an award-winning documentary film producer and director, and founder of Public Pictures. His documentary, MUGSHOT, premiered at Hot Docs in 2014, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series, and received a Yorkton Film Festival, Golden Sheaf award for Best Arts and Culture Documentary. Mohr produced the acclaimed feature documentary Remembering Arthur about filmmaker Arthur Lipsett, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2007. In 2011 Dennis produced Disfarmer: A Portrait of America, about the life and work of eccentric Arkansas portrait photographer, Mike Disfarmer.

Morgan Schmidt-Feng - Co-director

Morgan is the founder of Filmsight Productions, and an award-winning director, producer and cinematographer for TV, documentaries, and independent feature films. His feature documentary, On Her Own, premiered at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and had its international premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. Morgan won the 2011 regional Emmy® for Best Documentary for The Next Frontier, a TV documentary about solutions for climate change. Morgan’s feature film experience began as an actor and associate producer on Morgan’s Cake, a collaboration with his father and the film’s director, Rick Schmidt. Morgan lives in his hometown of Berkeley, California and graduated from CCA in Oakland.

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