Lost New York

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Lost New York
Photograph: Supplied Gloria

Spend your summer in the company of cinema legends – for free

This summer, the Art Gallery of NSW is presenting a curated season of films, exploring the gritty underbelly of New York City from the late 1960s through to the 1980s.

Running in conjunction with the Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibition, Lost New York includes some of the most daring and talented directors working at the time, including Martin Scorsese, Shirley Clarke and Sidney Lumet.

From classics such as Taxi Driver to Gloria, from The Blank Generation to Saturday Night Fever, each film explores the city through a brutally honest lens, encapsulating the heat, dirt and crime of this troubled chapter in New York’s history.

This season of films exemplifies the various social and political sentiments of the period, including two works that celebrate the feminist cinema scene that found its voice in the city.

Admission is free with tickets available an hour prior to the start time. Make sure you arrive on time, as latecomers will not be admitted. 

To view the entire program, click on the Dates and Times tag above.

By: William Dunn

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