- New York Doll review by CP Customer
This often moving film tells the story of Arthur 'Killer' Kane who after the demise of the Doll's entered a downward spiral after a failed solo career, a series of failed relationships, drug abuse and alcoholism. At rock bottom after failed suicide attempt Kane discovered 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints', and now as a man in his 50's Arthur has matured into a gentle, softly spoken man who lives a simple life and works as a librarian in his church's L.A temple. Though Arthur had left the music scene for many years he still had one dream, which was to play one more time with the New York Dolls, and by some strange miracle Arthur is contact by Morrissey who has been chosen to curate the 2004 Meltdown festival and has requested that the Dolls reform for a one off gig. The film then follows Arthur as he prepares for his comeback gig and his reunion with his estranged band-mates. Overall, this is one of those life affirming films which a very sweet and likeable man fulfils his dream, and If you're even if like me you're not a fan of the New York Dolls, don't be put off. This is easily one of the most enjoyable and touching documentaries of the past decade.
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