The Nomi Song
Directed by Andrew Horn (Palm Pictures DVD)
Much like the willfully enigmatic artist it profiled, Andrew Hornâ€™s 2004 documentary, The Nomi Song, came and went through select art houses here in the States to undeservedly sparse fanfare. Despite having won the â€œTeddy Bear Awardâ€ for Best Documentary Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Hornâ€™s portrait of the late singer/performance artist Klaus Nomi might have seemed a bit too tailored to certain demographics to achieve a wider audience. Now released on DVD with a clutch of archival performance footage, further back-story, anecdotal interviews and other Nomi ephemera appended, the film has been granted a second shot at larger exposure.