Following its world premiere at London Film Festival last month, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC.
Its eighth and most successful festival yet, this year DOC NYC featured a whopping 111 feature-length and 85 short documentaries. The jury selected from among seven films in the ‘Metropolis Competition’ section, which showcases films that exemplify the diverse range of stories in New York City.
Antonio Lopez, directed by James Crump, is a portrait of the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s New York and Paris, known for discovering talents such as Pat Cleveland and Grace Jones. Crump, who is internationally known for his work with contemporary artists and photographers, is not new to New York’s film festivals scene, having made his debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with Black White + Gray and whose latest film Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival.
Jurors’ statement: "For rescuing a vital figure in the fashion industry from the background of New York in the 1970s, when the joy and diversity of a new creative vision helped the city emerge from darkness, the Metropolis jury awards Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco by filmmaker James Crump."