Watch: Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – New York City. 1987. A new group of individuals arrives to fill the artistic power vacuum created by Andy Warhol’s untimely death and the demise of his “Factory”, in the form of The Club Kids. They would reign supreme over The City’s nightlife through an era of decadence, debauchery and creative heights, which culminated with the death of one of them as well as the party itself. Their undisputed leader was Michael Alig, who came to New York with dreams of working in the fashion industry, only to find himself at the head of a nightlife movement which went far beyond anyone’s expectations, reaching outrageous proportions. It ultimately imploded catastrophically with Michael going to prison for the murder and dismemberment of fellow Club Kid and drug dealer Angel Melendez. This coincided with the death of the NYC Super-Club era..
Plot: A review of the wild New York City nightlife of the 90s. The cast of characters who made up the infamous Club Kids speak candidly about that era, culminating with Alig’s release from incarceration.
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Always happy to be here…
Not necessarily a documentary that we need, but it is one that Michael Alig needed. The life, times and legacy of the Club Kids will forever be a fascination of those who participated, as well as those that didn’t. It is… Alluring. It is… Exciting. And it is… Horrifying.
‘Party Monster: The Shockumentary’ is the better doc, but it’s unfinished. And whatever it left on the table ‘Glory Daze’ picks up. Unfortunately, GD spends a little too much time revisiting the old days and not enough time with the follow up… Creating a final product that is far too long and extremely unpolished… But still, very much a must see.
Astoundingly in-depth bio-pic
You should understand when going into this 2 hours plus movie, that it isn’t merely a biography of one NYC personality, but rather a documentary about New York itself. Through the eyes and words of legendary club promoter/celebutante Michael Alig, and the countless amazing personalities that knew him and were in that scene, the viewer is given a very in-depth tour of NYC then, and the NYC of today, which is barely recognizable as the same place. The incredible thing about this film, is that it spends so much time focusing on how everything began, and all that is so fascinating, that when they finally get to the famous murder, we have forgotten all about it. And when it comes, it is a real jolt, almost like we are seeing it all unfold in real-time.
Someone put a staggering amount of time and thought into this production. Everyone who was there in any way, is interviewed in depth, as we get to know this collection of very talented people of all ages and backgrounds. And we don’t just get to hear from the club people, we also get interviews with New York detectives, journalists, Alig’s family members, as well as people who weren’t even around at the time, but whos lives were somehow inspired or changed by the mere legend of 80’s/90’s NYC club life. We even get a good background on Angel Melendez, who was at the center of this incredible drama, but has always been sadly overlooked in other documentaries and news stories about the murder. He was the victim, and this movie finally gives him the recognition that he deserves. Anyone who was there at that time, such as myself, (a regular patron of Limelight’s “Disco 2000” Wednesdays,) or for anyone interested in art, or film, or music, needs to see this amazing film. I believe it is the most complete and in depth documentary ever. There isn’t a boring second, or boring person from the first frame to the last. And those many scenes of the “Golden Days” of New York City, will fill you with a sense of amazement and bittersweet nostalgia. You might find yourself saying, “wow, was it really that incredible…” and you know that it was.
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Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, Crime
Director Ramon Fernandez
Writer Ramon Fernandez
Actors Michael Alig, Noel Ashman, Fenton Bailey
Country United States
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