"What is a freak?" filmmaker John T. Ryan asks a cross-section of New York scenemakers, and the answer "A free person" represents the consensus. New York City is a more corporate and tourist-friendly place than it was in its punk heyday. But Ryan's defiantly scrappy look at the drag queens, poets, punks, performance artists and musicians populating New York clubs in the first years of the 21st century proves that the underground isn't dead it's just laying low. Ryan is a proud practitioner of rough-around-the-edges, DIY filmmaking, and gravitates towards performers with the same dismissive attitude towards mainstream polish (Donovan Leitch's Nanc...