United States 2017, 84 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
For over 30 years, Susanne Bartsch has been providing New Yorkers with the wildest parties, the craziest imagery, and the most theatrical fashions. She never wanted to be normal, so she left her native Switzerland and took London by storm, and then New York City. The endless show which is her life has always had a political aspect; for instance, when she recruited all the major designers to raise money for AIDS patients, in the heyday of American conservatism, and the time when her parties became a welcoming haven for outsiders of all kinds. The film follows Bartsch and her entourage (RuPaul, John Galliano) in glamorous times, and in quieter moments with her family, and even lets Bailey, her intellectual son, tell about his very unorthodox childhood.
Previous Festivals: Hot Docs
Production: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
Production Company: Find The Light Productions, No Weather Productions
Editing: Taryn Gould
Cinematography: Michael Beach Nichols
Anthony&Alex are an award-winning Director duo who over the past decade have transitioned from experimental live theater to filmmaking. They have carved out a place for their aesthetic within the avant grade NYC film scene. Susanne Bartsch: On Top is their debut feature film.