Independent film director Abel Ferrara. He's been described as a film maker who has a quest to "confront issues of salvation, grace and dignity within a context of extreme depravity." His films include "King of New York," (a "stylish(ly). . .contemporary gangster movie,"), and the cult classic "The Bad Lieutenant," starring Harvey Keitel. He also directed a couple of TV's "Miami Vice" episodes. His lesser known films include "Ms.