Nineties youth culture doc See Know Evil will premiere at DOC NYC on Friday.
The 90-minute film chronicles the life and art of Davide Sorrenti, an icon of 90s fashion, photography and youth culture, born to the renowned Sorrenti family, known as the Corleones of fashion photography.
Sorrenti, diagnosed with a fatal blood disease at a young age, documented the New York youth movement with his graffiti crew See Know Evil, dying before his time while defining an era through his art.
See Know Evil includes interviews with Jaime King, Milla Jovovich, Francesca Sorrenti, Mario Sorrenti, Vanina Sorrenti and more.
It is directed by Charlie Curran and produced by Curran, Mark Vadik, Giselle Rodriguez, Richard Peete and Traci Carlson, with Susan Hootstein serving as executive producer.
“I remember being awestruck when I saw Davide’s work for the first time. He was my age and already creating images with an effortless confidence. When I learned Davide suffered from a rare anemia and likely would not live past his early twenties, I realized it was the raw urgency in his photography that spoke to me,” said Curran, in a statement.
“I knew I wanted to tell Davide’s story, and fortunately the Sorrenti family graciously welcomed the project. All these years, and a film later, Davide’s story still speaks to a time and place. He was a boy coming to terms with his own mortality while fearlessly documenting his experience in the world.”
The feature-length doc will enjoy its world premiere at DOC NYC on Nov. 9 at 6:45 p.m. at the SVA Theater, with an encore screening Nov. 15.
See the trailer below: