Nightclubbing: Downtown New York, 1975-80

Nightclubbing Greatest Hits & Interviews

Feb 12 2017
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Featuring the very best performances from fan favorites, this film spotlights John Cale, The Cramps, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Iggy Pop, Max Blagg, Bad Brains and many more. Hear from the in-crowd themselves in an amazing selection of interviews including Jay Dee Daugherty and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), James Chance (The Contortions), Jeff Magnum and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) and Richard Lloyd (Television). (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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