Nightclubbing: Downtown New York, 1975-80

Modern Music

Feb 11 2017
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Screechy, skronky and not for the meek, this film presents downtown New York’s
most cutting-edge artists, from Velvet Underground veteran John Cale on his
Sabotage tour, to James Chance and the Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, DNA, Lounge Lizards, and Sun Ra. The eclectic soundscapes of Richard Strange and Z’ev round out the noise fest. (1975-80, approx. 80 min, digital)

About the series
Unreleased and unavailable anywhere else!

Nightclubbing: Downtown New York 1975-80

Nightclubbing: Downtown New York 1975-80, relive it in all its glory in this four-film series. Rekindle your appreciation for the punk and alternative music scene raging at New York clubs in the late 1970s. The heart pumping scenes captured in archived films and interviews with the in-crowd reveal just how this subculture made its mark evolving music, fashion, and attitude. Don’t miss film archivists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong in person, the women behind the collection, live at each screening.

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