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LES Heritage Film Series, Season 2, Pt.2


December 6, 2011

Program Locations:

For ages 13 to 18 years

Showing films on the first Tuesday of every month. This FREE series will offer documentary and feature films that were shot on location in lower Manhattan on both 16mm and DVD formats. 

2nd part in the series:

Punking Out (1979, 25 min., 16mm)

Documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in New York City at CBGB's and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene.  Presents a sometimes shocking look at the attitudes and motivations behind the movement through interviews with outspoken club-goers and band members of the Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Dead Boys.

Wino (c.1977, 30 min., 16mm)

New York art film pioneer Jack Smith brings his camera to the Bowery and other LES locations, filming the homeless and interacting with them.


Punking Out and Wino courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Punking Out has been preserved with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.