Painter, party crasher, cabbie, and raconteur, Richard Osterweil shares his outrageous antics in the hit documentary film PAINTING THE TOWN. A struggling artist, Richard crashes to stave his hunger and feed his fascination with how the other half lives. Thousand dollar a plate galas. Celebrity trials and weddings. Funerals of the rich and famous. Broadway openings. Mock tuxedo and subway token at the ready, Richard takes Manhattan by storm with wit and an insatiable appetite.

Special treat! Richard fills you in on the last 15 years in new interviews:

  • Jackie O’s Memorial
  • Woody Allen’s Trial
  • Liza’s Wedding
  • A moving interview with his muse, the philanthropist Judy Peabody.
  • Richard’s Latest Paintings: www.richardosterweil.com
Critics Love PAINTING THE TOWN!

“Will have the whole town talking…wonderfully amusing”
- Jerry Tallmer, NEW YORK POST

“True genius in terms of inventiveness and imagination”
- Jeff Menell, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A fresh and delightful movie…with a zestful and endearing spirit”
- Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER

“I have a new hero, his name is Richard Osterweil…Hilarious and fascinating”
- Gene Seymore, NEW YORK NEWSDAY

“A hoot…[Osterweil’s] life is a work of art”
- Johanna Steinmetz, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Disarmingly unpretentious”
- Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES

“Off-beat…audiences will get a kick out of this”
- Lawrence Cohn, VARIETY

“The amazingly self reliant Richard Osterweil [convinces] you that he has succeeded in making life a banquet”
- Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A wonderful, hilarious documentary”
- Steven Rea, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“Clever, charming…PAINTING THE TOWN is as elemental as its subject is complex”
- Manohia Dargis, THE VILLAGE VOICE

“A triumph of eccentricity”
- William Norwich, syndicated gossip columnist

 

starring

Richard Osterweil

director of photography

Hamid Shams

original music

Peter Fish

editors

Sara Sackner & Andrew Behar

producer

Sara Sackner

director

Andrew Behar