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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.