Love Machine Films, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has tagged Friday, May 20 as the DVD debut date for documentary filmmaker Carly Starr Brullo-Niles’ award-winning documentary, The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170: Julius Cavero.
Back in the 1970s when the World Trade Center rose above the city of New York and the likes of Philippe Petit marked his claimed to fame by wire-walking between the towers another New York legend was “marking” his claim to fame as well. That would be one Julius Cavero, a teen from the Bronx who was known as simply T-Kid 170.
Tagger, graffiti artist, vandal, juvenile delinquent … pick a name, he’s been called it, and worse. His artistic canvas: the city’s fleet of subway cars. While others came and went, T-Kid 170 endured. He became a legend.
Filmmaker Carly Starr Brullo-Niles (Dying in America) blends vintage footage from Cavero’s golden era (including never before seen home movies) with interviews of his contemporaries and extended conversations with Cavero about his style … his life story.
The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170: Julius Cavero gives the armchair voyeur a rare look into this unique subculture and is something of a time capsule glimpse into New York City of another era.