BDNY: A New York State of Mind

Team EFA is in New York City for BDNY. We are catching up on some movies to get us into the right frame of mind. What movie do you feel best captures the Big Apple? 


Basquiat (1996)

Basquiat is a beautifully written film based on the life of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, played by Jeffrey Wright.  The movie is a detailed account of Basquiat’s rise to fame during the 1960’s New York art scene. 


Manhattan (1979)

Woody Allen stars as Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced middle age man who finds himself alone after his wife leaves him for another woman. Shot for shot, this movie really gets to the heart and essence of New York City.



Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Blake Edwards 1966 adaptation is a beautiful depiction of Truman Capote’s novella. Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly in this timeless tale. Need we say more? 


West Side Story (1961)

What a classic! A modernized Romeo and Juliet love story complete with catchy tunes and over the top dance numbers.


The Walk (2015)

Based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's August 7, 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, "The Walk" is an incredible and visually compelling film!