80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, the 1979 documentary on New York street gangs directed by Gary Weis. It captures the end stages of South Bronx gang culture; the high unemployment, violence, racial overtones, angst, and just the overall social decay hip-hop came from. Grainy footage of city scenes, gang uniforms, and the interviewees’ lack of self-awareness make this a valuable time-capsule of urban American history
Marfa film festival 2009 opened with "80 Blocks from Tiffanys"
Marfa film festival opened with Gary's film "80 Blocks from Tiffanys"
Marfa resident film producer Carolyn Pheiffer Bradshaw contacted Gary
upon discovering that the organizers planned to show the film.
Carolyn's husband journalist Jon Bradshaw wrote the article for Esquire magazine
that led to Gary making the movie with Jon's help.
Click here to read the article on 80 Blocks from Tiffany's in Marfa's newspaper
The Big Bend Sentinel.