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Abel Ferrara ’74

Abel Ferrara ’74 has a cult following as a film director, best known for his gritty New York City-based movies such as King of New York (1990) with Christopher Walken, and Bad Lieuenant (1992), starring Harvey Keitel, which followed violent exploitation films like Driller Killer (1979) and Fear City (1984).

His 50-year career continues through today with films such as Tommaso (2019) starring Willem Dafoe (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival) and the documentary, The Projectionist, (2020) about making films in the edgy New York of the 70s.