Susanne Bartsch: On Top

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Through never-before-seen archival footage, verité cinematography, personal testimonials and highly stylized imagery, an exploration of the life and impact of the mother of avant-garde self expression, Susanne Bartsch.

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  • Not to be outdone by its star's larger-than-life persona, Susanne Bartsch: On Top is rich in personal archival footage and first-hand accounts.

    September 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What "Susanne Bartsch: On Top" makes clear is that the art of being seen, as facilitated by Bartsch, can carry unexpectedly poignant depth.

    September 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • ... the Susanne Bartsch legacy endures just as brightly as it began.

    October 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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  • Auntie Mame once insisted that "life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." That sentiment is echoed in a new documentary about a nonfictional Mame, Susanne Bartsch, who reigned in New York during the post-Warhol era.

    June 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • ...iconic in ways that likely gets forgotten about without films like this one to thrust it in their face and remind them.

    October 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Documentary profile of a New York nightlife legend introduces a fascinating, ultra-glamorous survivor but could have used a tad more clarity.

    September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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