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  • Chris Salce Aug 24, 2021

    Although Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars only focuses on one part of New York City, it speaks for a whole industry that has been the backbone of this country.

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  • Kyle Osborne Aug 14, 2021

    This snapshot evokes empathy from the viewer and, just maybe, helps people like those in this film, feel less alone.

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  • Nathaniel Muir Aug 13, 2021

    It is a story about the toll on lives. The resulting experience is an exploration of some of our deepest needs.

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  • Jenna Scott Aug 11, 2021

    Johnny Sweet created a poignant, relevant and empathetic feature that was brought to life by the stories shared and a team of people who contribute a great deal to their communities.

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  • Joel Fisher Jul 18, 2021

    Last Call is so much more than just about people who have lost their salaries as many of them talk about their thoughts and feelings to which many of us could relate.

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  • Ktle Smith Jul 14, 2021

    When the history of the pandemic is written, the interviews collected in the documentary Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars, produced and directed by Johnny Sweet, will constitute a small but useful source for a slightly underacknowledged perspective...Sweet’s interviewees exhibit a lot of grit. They frame matters in ways that are sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and always compelling.

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  • Evan Dossey Jul 9, 2021

    By not going much farther beyond the initial outbreak, Last Call is a time capsule to a terrifying moment in time for everyone involved. As the United States is a few months into moving forward past what happened in 2020, projects like this feel even more valuable.

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  • Natalie Salvo Jul 6, 2021

    The stories will resonate with people around the globe who have struggled with the physical and mental tolls of this virus, and of witnessing loved ones who happen to catch it.

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  • Julia Moro Jun 25, 2021

    Viewers are taken back to the anxiety-inducing time where nothing was certain and the future was unknown.

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  • Karen Benardello Jun 15, 2021

    COVID-19 has not only impacted the health of the entire world, but also the social and economic livelihoods of those who work in, and enjoy, the New York City hospitality industry. The upcoming documentary, ‘Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars,’ explores what happened when the entire industry was laid off in a single day last year.

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  • Josef Woodard Apr 5, 2021

    Sweet lends a powerfully sympathetic ear, interview time, and visual storytelling brio to the subject of the instantly devastating effect of New York’s harsh pandemic victimization starting last March.

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  • Matt Kettmann Apr 1, 2021

    Director Johnny Sweet presents a moving portrait of an industry thrown back on its heels, revealing how integral that industry is to life itself.

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