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.