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  • Summary: A portrait of late German artist Klaus Nomi, this film is part documentary, part music film, part sci-fi, The Nomi Song is a "non-fiction film," or maybe even an oral history. It's not just the tale, it's the telling. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Forget Devo, Nico, Bowie, or Beefheart: The most mesmerizing freak show in the history of rock & roll was Klaus Nomi.
  2. Intriguing and affecting documentary.
  3. 80
    Horn, who knew Nomi, does an excellent job of evoking the exhilaratingly hedonistic period the film covers as well as the long shadow that the coming of AIDS casts over it.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    70
    An affectionate portrait, not only of Nomi, but also of the long-gone days when downtown Manhattan was an affordable enclave for creative misfits.
  5. 70
    Dazzles with rare performance footage.
  6. A cross between David Bowie and Maria Callas, the German singer took androgyny to an unearthly level.
  7. There remains a maddening emptiness where the film's ostensible subject should be.

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