“From 1972 to 1982, Sheldon Nadelman worked as a bartender at the ‘roughest bar in town’—Terminal Bar, directly across from the Port Authority. When he wasn’t pouring drinks, Nadelman was taking photographs of his patrons. He had good material: as one regular put it, ‘through these doors pass some of the most miserable people on Earth.’ Over 10 years, Nadelman made more than 1,500 black and white portraits of bouncers and boxers, actors and cooks, businesspeople and hustlers.
Thirty years later, his son, animator Stefan Nadelman, created Terminal Bar, a funky documentary based on the photos. Featuring an interview with Sheldon, the film looks back at ’70s New York, now long gone.”
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