In this conversation, EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning speaks with co-director David Tedeschi and producer Margaret Bodde about their work on the documentary Personality Crisis: One Night Only, a portrait of New York musician David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter).
Throughout the discussion, Tedeschi and Bodde talk about collaborating with co-director Martin Scorsese on the documentary, and the powerful intersection of music and filmmaking.
If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:
Personality Crisis: One Night Only tells the definitive story of the culture-defying David Johansen, notorious ’70s glam punk lead singer of the New York Dolls. Framed around an intimate cabaret performance filmed in January 2020 at New York City’s storied Café Carlyle, Personality Crisis: One Night Only reveals Johansen’s enormous influence, transcending the walls of music as a window into the art and cultural evolution of New York City.
Available for streaming April 14th, 2023 on SHOWTIME.
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the Movies. He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Recently, Manning graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.