Robert Longo (b. 1953)
Arena Brains (1987)
An extended short from painter-turned-filmmaker Robert Longo, who would later helm Johnny Mnemonic, Arena Brains consists of a series of interlocking vignettes set in New York City in the late 1980s. The stories – created by five different screenwriters, including Eric Bogosian, Richard Price, and Longo himself – are mostly loosely structured attempts at satirizing the neuroses and eccentricities of members of Lower Manhattan’s art community.

Directed by
Robert Longo

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Eric Bogosian
E. Max Frye
Robert Longo
Emily Prager
Richard Price

Eric Bogosian
Steve Buscemi
Jessica Cardindale
Tom Gilroy
Ray Liotta
Richard Price
Richard Schiff
Michael Stipe
Sean Young