Transfer to: Information Super Subway
April 6, 7:30pm
A homemade mega-mix of video ephemera examining the ego and the id of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Representing the man is the MTA Youtube channel in all its institutional glory – PSAs, commercials, and wholesome archival footage of bygone days. Add to the mix the volatile treasure trove of buskers, brawlers, and surfers whose antics have been captured on phone-video by weary straphangers for over a decade. Expect a compilation of the best music videos shot in the subway, as well as some subway surfing, busking musicians, and fights.
This is the second screening of our two month long film festival Subway Series.
First Stop: The Taking of Pelham 123″
March 16, 7pm
There’s never a dull moment for Transit Bureau detective Walter Matthau, who starts his day with a tour group of Japanese engineers and ends it with a car chase that sends him careening towards City Hall. Matthau meets his match in glassy-eyed heist-master Robert Shaw, who enlists a cast of psychopaths, bureaucrats and stoners to hijack a downtown-bound 6 train. Pelham’s creepily accurate portrayal of straphanger nonchalance, pressroom panic and the New York’s gritty heyday leaves the audience oscillating between moments of dry wit and seat-gripping suspense. Featuring Jerry Stiller as Matthau’s wise-cracking lieutenant and Lee Wallace as a familiar caricature of the recently-departed Mayor Koch.
“The Taking of Pelham 123,” $13. Screening of the iconic 1974 heist film, introduced the film’s sound recordist, Chris Newman, two-time Academy Award winning sound … Read More »