Downtown Calling 14 years old

In the late 1970s, the "greatest city in the world" was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en mass housing corruption gave way to a city in crisis. Yet out of the economic and social strife that held the "Big Apple" hostage, a family of homegrown cultures that would forever change the world began to emerge. Downtown Calling not only documents, in detail, the evolution of New York City's fertile music and art subculture during this period, but how its collective output continues to play a prominent, driving role in the international fashion, art and music industries today.


Downtown Calling Cast

Name Character
Debbie Harry She was 64, now 78 years old as Herself - Narrator
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson He was 38, now 53 years old as Himself
Nelson George He was 52, now 66 years old as Himself
Charlie Ahearn He was 58, now 73 years old as Himself
Michael Holman as Himself
Fab 5 Freddy as Himself
Chris Stein He was 59, now 74 years old as Himself
Arthur Baker He was 54, now 69 years old as Himself

Downtown Calling Crew

Name Department
Michael Holman as Producer. Production
Downtown Calling poster
Downtown Calling (14 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, October 24, 2009
  • Runtime: 75 minutes