DOWNTOWN CALLING EUROPEAN FILM PREMIERE
NARRATED BY DEBBIE HARRY
Quiet Village AUDIO VISUAL SHOWCASE
DJ CHERRYSTONES & LOVELY JON
Main Event 4.30 PM - 2AM
The European Premiere of DOWNTOWN CALLING, narrated by Blondie's Debbie Harry, documenting late 70s’ New York,
where street music and art were on the cutting edge. Featured in the film are: ARTHUR BAKER, CHRIS STEIN, JAMES
CHANCE, MALCOM MCFAB 5FREDDY, SAL PRINCIPATO, MOS DEF, KEITH HARING, ESG, HENRY CHALFANT, MAN PARRISH, JAZZY JAY, DAVID DEPINO, DANNY KRIVIT, NELSON GEORGE, BOBBITO GARCIA, TOM SILVERMAN & more..
DOWNTOWN CALLING TRAILER:
Underground cinema and alternative music will blend seamlessly together at new pop-up cinema outfit VISIONÄRE’s debut event this April as part of the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2010.
Highlights of the day include:
A live performance by exotic and balearic tastemakers QUIET VILLAGE, premiering the visual side of their Silent Movie LP, a
mix of film-inspired electronica and psychedelia. An audio-visual showcase by JIGOKU, aka Lovely Jon and Cherrystones, inspired by classic exploitation cinema.
Followed by UK INNOVATOR ANDREW WEATHERALL playing a special 4hr post punk / no wave set.
Weatherall has shaped UK dance culture, firmly rooted in the leftfield underground dance scene.
Shoreditch’s Village Underground is the perfect venue to play host to this fantastic event. Set up by a London and NYC collective of filmmakers, music promoters, VJs and artistes, this former Victorian warehouse is now a state-of-the-art music and theatre venue, and its vaulted brick arches will provide the ideal backdrop to Visionäre’s inaugural audiovisual showcase and party.
Sunday 25 April
Matinee only 2.00pm – 4.00pm Entrance £7
In this documentary of the early 80s movement, we see the movers and shakers of this genre and listen to the minds behind one of the most innovative style of Art. We see Hip- Hop culture in action and travel to the South Bronx where most of it started. Discussing this new infusion of energy into the art work are dealers SIDNEY JANIS and TONY SHAFRAZI & artists CRASH, LADY PINK, FAB 5 FREDDIE, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, among others.
NEW YORK NEW WAVE AT PS1
This seminal show, organized by DIEGO CORTEZ, features the work of many artists who shaped the direction of art that was to follow. Included is the work of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, KEITH HARING, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, PUNK Magazine and GRAFFITI artists among others. Interviews are with artist KURT HOPPE and curator DIEGO CORTEZ. 30 min
Main Event 4.30PM – 2.00AM
The European Premiere of the highly acclaimed 'DOWNTOWN CALLING',documenting late 70s - mid 80's’ New York Underground and narrated by Debbie Harry (BLONDIE), where the street, music and art met and were on the cutting edge... Featured in the film are: ARTHUR BAKER, CHRIS STEIN, JAMES CHANCE, FAB 5 FREDDY, SAL PRINCIPATO (Liquid Liquid), MOS DEF, KEITH HARING, ESG, HENRY CHALFANT, MAN PARRISH, JAZZY JAY, DAVID DEPINO, DANNY KRIVIT, NELSON GEORGE, BOBBITO GARCIA, TOM SILVERMAN & more..
Balearic tastemakers 'QUIET VILLAGE', premiere the visual side of their highly regarded 'Silent Movie' LP, a mix of film-inspired electronica and psychedelia. Masters of the visual and audio showcase' JIGOKU', aka Lovely Jon and Cherrystones, display their challenging exploitation cinema show.
DJ/Producer ANDREW WEATHERALL will be playing a special post punk/no wave set. Weatherall has shaped UK dance culture, firmly rooted in the leftfield underground dance scene for over 30 years. He is regarded as a cultural musical icon, worldwide!
Live Graffiti Painting by One Trick Pony
'THE EAST ROOM' will be supplying their Lounge, Sofas & Cocktail Bar, Tea, Cakes & Popcorn. 20 FT SCREEN & 7.1 DOLBY SURROUND SOUND
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW AT £7.00 for Matinee Only (2PM-4.30PM).
£15.00 Main Event (ALL DAY TICKET) 'Downtown Calling Premiere & DJ's/PARTY (5PM-2AM)