THE BARBICAN CELEBRATES N.Y.C. PUNK!
Legendary New York punk club CBGB’s is celebrated as part of a new season at London’s Barbican this autumn.
The Grime & The Glamour: NYC 1976-90 which runs from 29 September until 5 October, chronicles a period of significant cultural and historical change, before the artists and musicians moved out and the developers moved in.
Remembering CBGB’s is a triple-bill film event celebrating the impact of punk on the city’s cultural identity. Taking place on Friday 29 September and features The Blank Generation – Ivan Kral and Amos Poe’s behind-the-scenes document featuring Iggy Pop, Blondie and Patti Smith; M Henry Jones’ 1979 short Soul City; and Maggi Carson, Juliusz Kossakowski and Ric Shore’s Punking Out, examining the early years of NYC punk through outspoken and direct interviews with gig goers and members of The Ramones, The Voidoids and The Dead Boys. The event will be introduced by legendary journalist and Vive Le Rock contributor Kris Needs.
Other film being shown during the week include Susan Seidelman’s Smithereens, starring Richard Hell; Chantal Ackerman’s haunting News From Home; female erotic fantasy Variety; a documentary celebrating cabaret artiste and Warhol consort Tally Brown, New York; an early offering from the cinematic king of New York’s underbelly Abel Ferrara, Ms. 45 (aka Angel of Vengeance); and credited with capturing the last gasp of the downtown scene before its decline is Raul Ruiz’s The Golden Boat.
Full details of the season and tickets can be found on the Barbican website.