LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK
Last Night in New York, directed by Matthew Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, 2013; Harry Benson: Shoot First!, 2016; Always at The Carlyle, 2018), chronicles the life of our very own David Patrick Columbia and presents his unique perspective on the social, historical and cultural domain of NYC that he has been reporting on for decades.
Naturally, the film touches upon the subject of “society” and where it’s heading, but the real meat of the story lies in David’s upbringing and family background. His father was a chauffeur for “Black Jack” Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy’s wild and womanizing paterfamilias. And it was at his parents’ dinner table where conversations about the goings-on in the back seat of chauffeured limousines created rare moments of peace in an otherwise volatile household, sparking David’s escapist interest in society.
David’s own family history is filled with drama, heart-breaking tragedy and great poignancy, making his a uniquely American story about social mobility, self-reliance and self re-invention – in short, of achieving one’s dreams by dint of will, perseverance and personality.
Other notables featured in the film to help tell the story include Liz Smith, Charlotte and Anne Ford, Patrick McMullan, Jill Kargman, Hilary Ross, Olivia Palermo, Geoffrey Bradfield, Susan Fales-Hill, Beth DeWoody, Nikki Haskell, Cornelia Guest, Gayfryd Steinberg, Carolyne Roehm, Muffie Potter Aston, and more.
Last Night in New York is streaming NOW on the following platforms. Click below to watch!:
• iTunes/Apple TV
• Google Play
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