In celebration of LUX’s recent DVD release Cool Man in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie Selected Films, this evening commemorates the creative collaboration between two key figures of the postwar New York art scene, who together brilliantly captured the excitement of a golden period in the city’s artistic life. Alfred Leslie (b. 1927)—who will be present—is celebrated for both his Abstract Expressionist and realist paintings and his films, including the seminal Beat document Pull My Daisy (1959, codirected with Robert Frank). Frank O’Hara (1926–1966) was one of the most influential American poets of the 20th century and a curator at The Museum of Modern Art. The screening is introduced by Daniel Kane, senior lecturer in American literature at the University of Sussex and author of We Saw the Light, Conversations between the New American Cinema and Poetry.
Organized by Charles Silver, Curator, Department of Film.