FILM SCREENING WITH IRA SACHS
SCREENING OF “LAST ADDRESS” — A FILM BY IRA SACHS at White Columns
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 7:30 PM
Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Norman René, Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cookie Mueller, Klaus Nomi….the list of New York artists who died of AIDS over the last 30 years is countless, and the loss immeasurable. In Last Address, filmmaker Ira Sachs, who first moved to the city himself in 1984, uses images of the exteriors of the houses, apartment buildings, and lofts where these and others were living at the time of their deaths to mark the disappearance of a generation. The elegiac film is both a remembrance of that loss, as well as an evocation of the continued presence of their work in our lives and culture.
As part of the screening and discussion, Sachs will also be screening work by or with several of the artists included in the film, including rarely screened work by David Wojnarowicz, Charles Ludlam’s The Bacchae, Ethyl Eichelberger’s “The Miserable World Song,” Arthur Russell’s “World of Echo,” David Wojnarowicz’s Heroin, and John Sex versus RuPaul in “The Battle of the Hair.”
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