Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market (2011)


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Let Julianne Moore, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Musto and other famous (and infamous) faces take you on a fantastic voyage to New York City's legendary Florent diner. For 23 years, the all-night eatery in the city's Meat Packing District was prime stomping ground for a surprising mix of A-list celebrities, tourists, families and club kids. This wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and final days of this outrageous icon!--(C) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Box Office: $6.3k
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Critic Reviews for Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market

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The interviews and vintage clips are a vivid record of an extraordinary era in the city's history.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
New York Post
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When Julianne Moore enthuses about the fact that kids got crayons with their meals, you have to wonder if a short film might have suited this story better.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
New York Daily News
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It is a touching, elegiac tale of the rise (and some would say fall) of a colorful New York neighborhood under the relentless march of gentrification.

Full Review… | May 19, 2011
New York Times
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A briskly paced, unself-consciously edited celebration that matches the giddy vibe of its namesake.

Full Review… | May 17, 2011
Village Voice
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A unique, cherished New York restaurant and its equally singular owner are celebrated in this affectionate documentary.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
Film Journal International

David Sigal's documentary may not quite manage to canonize the diner, at least not to flyover country, but it sure makes it sound like a good meal and a great time.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011
Slant Magazine

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