LES Heritage Film Series Presents “Punking Out” & “Wino” at Seward Park Library

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Tonight is the second installment in the sophomore season of the LES Heritage Film Series at the Seward Park Library.  The program, headed up by librarian Sean Ferguson, offers free monthly screenings of little-known documentary shorts shot on location in Lower Manhattan (16mm and DVD formats).

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Here’s the lineup for tonight (6:30 – 7:45 pm), which is sure to be a crowd pleaser:

Punking Out (1978, 20 min., 16mm)
Punking Out documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in New York City at CBGB’s and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene.  It presents a sometimes shocking look at the attitudes and motivations behind the movement through interviews with outspoken club-goers and band members of the Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Dead Boys.

Wino (c.1970s, 30 min., 16mm)
New York art film pioneer Jack Smith brings his camera to the Bowery and other LES locations, filming the homeless and interacting with them.

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