Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

The New York Public Library will be closed August 30th through September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

LES Heritage Film Series: the Eighties, Pt. 2

June 19, 2012

Program Locations:

Seward Park Library

Showing films the third Tuesday of every month. This FREE series will offer feature-length films shot on location in lower Manhattan on 16mm, VHS, and DVD formats.

2nd part in the series:

Permanent Vacation
(1980, 75 min., 16mm)
Jim Jarmusch direct his first feature: 16-year-old Aloysious Christopher Parker searches for meaning as he wanders a Lower East Side landscape of blind alleys, rubble-filled lots, and abandoned buildings. Along the way he meets his schizophrenic mother, a possibly psychotic war veteran, an hysterical Spanish-speaking Ophelia, and a junkie who recounts the sad life of Charlie Parker.

Starring Chris Parker, Leila Gastil and John Lurie. With music by John Lurie.