Film

Stations of the Elevated + Claw

 
 
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
  • 9:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 75min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Intro by Manfred Kirchheimer
 
 
 
 
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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 is preceded by Kirchheimer’s short film Claw, a poetic, deeply critical examination of urban renewal.

Talks 
Introduction 
 

by Manfred Kirchheimer

This screening will feature an introduction by director Manfred Kirchheimer. 

 
 
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Trailer for “Stations of the Elevated”
 
 
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