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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Down by Law

    1986. USA. Jim Jarmusch. 107 min.

  • New York Eye and Ear Control

    1964. USA. Michael Snow. 4 min.

Sunday, September 7, 2008, 2:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Down by Law

    1986. USA. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Music by John Lurie. With Tom Waits, Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi. Lurie's score for Down by Law, with its strong undercurrent of blues, evokes the deadpan, dime-store philosophies of three itinerants who flee a Louisiana jail and end up deep in the Bayou. Lurie, who stars in the film and also performs on alto sax and harmonica, says, "You want the audience to be hypnotized, then moved to feel the sexuality and the humor of it all at different phases." In English, Italian; English subtitles. 107 min.

  • New York Eye and Ear Control

    1964. USA. Directed by Michael Snow. Snow assembled one of the great free-jazz lineups—Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Sunny Murray, and Gary Peacock—to create the score for his now-legendary "Walking Woman Works" portrait of mid-sixties New York. 4 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Jazz Score

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