Film

Stations of the Elevated

 
One Week Only
 
Oct 17—Oct 23, 2014
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 75min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Special appearances by Manfred Kirchheimer
 
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Part of BAMcinématek
Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer | 1981
“A 45-minute proto-hip-hop bliss-out, a masterpiece of train- and tag-spotting.”
—The Village Voice

The earliest filmed document of graffiti, Manfred Kirchheimer’s richly chromatic 16mm city symphony sets images of northern Manhattan to a soundtrack that interweaves ambient city noises with the gutbucket gospel squall of jazz titan Charles Mingus. Long regarded by cinephiles and hip-hop heads as an obscure cult masterpiece since it premiered at the 1981 New York Film Festival, Stations of the Elevated is a celebration of a quintessentially urban art form—at a time when it was largely dismissed as vandalism. This priceless portrait of a bygone era of New York City culture returns after its sold-out screening at this year’s BAMcinemaFest.

At all screenings except the 8pm showtime on Tuesday, October 21, Stations is preceded by Kirchheimer’s short film Claw, a poetic, deeply critical examination of urban renewal. An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy release, presented by agnes b.

Talks 
Special appearances 
 

by Manfred Kirchheimer

The 7:45pm screening on Fri, Oct 17 and the 7pm screening on Sat, Oct 18 will feature a Q&A with director Manfred Kirchheimer. Saturday's Q&A will be moderated by writer, reporter, and flm critic Eric Hynes. 

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by David "Chino" Villorente

The 8pm screening on Tuesday, October 21 will feature a presentation by street artist David "Chino" Villorente. Claw will not screen at this showtime.

 
 
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