• Bridges-Go-Round

    1958. USA. Shirley Clarke. 7 min.

  • The Connection

    1961. USA. Shirley Clarke. 110 min.

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Bridges-Go-Round

    1958. USA. Directed by Shirley Clarke. New York's bridges dance to two different musical tracks: an electronic score by Louis and Bebe Barron, and a jazz score performed by Teo Macero and his ensemble. 7 min.

  • The Connection

    1961. USA. Directed by Shirley Clarke. With Warren Finnerty, Carl Lee, Roscoe Lee Browne. Banned for obscenity, Clarke's brilliant, intense adaptation of Jack Gelber's avant-garde Living Theatre production confounded conservative critics, including The New York Times's Bosley Crowther, who wrote, "The best to be said...is that it offers a forthright and repulsive observation of a sleazy, snarling group of narcotic addicts assembled in a loft apartment in New York." Shot as a faux vérité documentary—in which the junkies pressure the "director" himself to take his first fix—The Connection has much to say about truth-seeking of any sort. Performing live on screen, Freddie Redd's quartet, featuring Jackie McLean on alto sax, is hard bop at its best, capturing the rhythms and tones—tough, nervy, piteous—of talking jive and getting stoned. Preservation funded by the Film Foundation. 110 min.

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