Lower East Side Heritage Film Series: Jarmusch’s “Permanent Vacation”

Posted on: June 19th, 2012 at 11:19 am by

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Even though season 2 of the original LES Heritage Film Series concluded last week, its monthly 80s spinoff screening continues tonight with the work of a cult icon. The free event at the Seward Park Branch Library will feature the 16mm print of Permanent Vacation as shot by Jim Jarmusch in 1980. Head over at 6:30 pm.

Permanent Vacation (1980, 75 min., 16mm)

Jim Jarmusch directs his first feature: 16-year-old Aloysious Christopher Parker searches for meaning as he wanders a Lower East Side landscape of blind alleys, rubble-filled lots, and abandoned buildings. Along the way he meets his schizophrenic mother, a possibly psychotic war veteran, an hysterical Spanish-speaking Ophelia, and a junkie who recounts the sad life of Charlie Parker. Starring Chris Parker, Leila Gastil and John Lurie. With music by John Lurie.

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