Dirty Old Town
Taking place for 3 days over the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday at the Red Gallery in East London....2 minutes from old Street Station.
VISIONÄRE, the pop up cinema specialising in music based documentaries and visual culture, and the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2011 present…
A carefully curated underground Cinema Experience during which VISIONÄRE will blend cinema and alternative music.
Highlights will include the UK premieres of the cutting edge music documentaries including DJ Norman Jay's rise through his Notting Hill Carnival Sound System in 'Good Times', turbulent and soulwarming life & times of Dancehall legend Yellowman in 'Hit me with Music', a voyeuristic social political journey through the New York Lower East Side of the late 70s/early 80s with ‘Captured’ and the worldwide journey of Hip Hop seen in ‘Furious Force of Rhymes’, plus live performances, DJ sets, video installations and art shows, all programmed to provide an unforgettable experience in film and music...
Visionare’s mission is:
‘To create an environment and experience for celebrating the message of music through their individual stories and for the love of it’.
LOWER EAST SIDE (Films & After Party)
Screening 1: Dirty Old Town
Directors: Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin, Julia Willoughby Nason
UK Premiere 7.30PM
The Bowery becomes a nexus of shattered dreams when a merchant has 72 hours to pay his rent. Facing extinction, his ramshackle tent of antiquities lures a troop of misfits, freaks and renegades who form a tableaux full of carnival pageantry, white lies and victimless crime in a fleeting glimpse of Downtown New York.
Screening 2: Captured
Directors: Daniel Levin, Ben Solomon
UK Premiere 8.45PM
Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he's recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.