The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Gotham Center film screening

The Connection (1962) by Shirley Clarke

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall

Shirley Clarke’s groundbreaking The Connection (1962) is an audacious adaptation of a play originally staged by the Living Theater. Eight junkies pace, philosophize and play jazz in a scuzzy downtown New York City loft as they wait for the connection to arrive with their heroin. Meanwhile, an earnest and self-important documentary filmmaker and his low-key cameraman film the “scene” and inevitably become part of the action. In her debut feature film, Clarke crafted a brilliant ensemble piece that is also a trenchant critique of cinema verite filmmaking and a dazzling and kinetic jazz poem. Recently re-mastered by Milestone films.

Tickets are $10, Members $8. No surcharges. To purchase individual tickets, call Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or click here. For general information, call 212-817-8215. The Forum is FREE for CUNY graduate students.

There will be a stand-by line for the event in case it is sold out. A stand-by list will be kept at the ticket table on a first come, first served basis. Unclaimed seats will be made available at 6:15 p.m.

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