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Monday, March 2 at 5:30pm

5:30pm, Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Katherine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanne Miles, Michael Moriarty

part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (1962)

Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn

part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 10 -- Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm

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Monday, March 9 at 6:30 PM

Gala Premiere - Carper Theater
Introductions and Q. & A's by Filmmakers

Greatest Hits
The very best performances from fan favorites, this programs features John Cale, The Cramps, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Iggy Pop, Max Blagg, the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains and many more.
Interviews
Culled from their collection of 25 interviews with musicians, writers and scene makers, Ivers & Armstrong talk with Jay Dee Daugherty and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group, Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), James Chance (The Contortions), Jeff Magnum and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) and Richard Lloyd (Television).

Tickets $20. Members $18.

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Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 -1:30PM

The Custom House Museum’s 3rd floor Research & Learning Center

Lecture:  A Conversation about GoNightclubbing:  A Modern Punk History
Speakers:  Pat Ivers, Emily Armstrong, Michael Winship

 Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong speak about their experiences as video artists documenting and interpreting the punk rock scene.  From 1975-80 Ivers and Armstrong videotaped eighty-two bands at one hundred and fifteen performances, conducted twenty-seven interviews, took hundreds of photographs, collected ephemera of the day and created music videos and installation art that reflected the punk scene.  
Michael Winship, President of the Writers Guild of America will moderate the seminar.

Our lecture is FREE, no reservations, first, come first served.

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Tuesday, March 10

Screenings of New Films Every Night at 7:00 PM
Introductions and Q. & A's by Filmmakers

Live Girls Rockabilly Boys
This double-header features Live Girls with acclaimed female-led bands like Destroy All Monsters, Bush Tetras, the Erasers, Desire, Helen Wheels Band and the Go-Gos, as well as Rockabilly Boys, featuring retro rockers, Levi and the Rockats, Buzz and the Flyers, the Senders, the Cramps and Joe “King” Carrasco.
Punk
Seminal performers like Iggy Pop and Johnny Thunders anchor this exploration of hardcore music with rare early Bad Brains, Destroy All Monsters, the Casualties with Cheetah Chrome, the first NY appearance of the Dead Kennedys and Dead Boys.

Tickets $18. Members $15

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Wednesday, March 11

Screenings of New Films Every Night at 7:00 PM
Introductions and Q. & A's by Filmmakers

Modern Music I
Downtown NY’s most cutting edge artists are represented from Velvet Underground veteran, John Cale on his Sabotage tour to rare footage of James Chance and the Contortions and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks at the Paradise Garage in 1978. The Lounge Lizards round out the show.
Modern Music II
No Wave superstars, DNA, protopunk legends, Suicide, avant-garde jazz musicians, James “Blood Ulmer, Lounge Lizards and Sun Ra and the eclectic sounds of Richard Strange and Z’ev round out a noise fest not for the meek.

Tickets $18. Members $15

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Thursday, March 12

Screenings of New Films Every Night at 7:00 PM
Introductions and Q. & A's by Filmmakers

New Wave
In 1980, from Tokyo to Minneapolis, punk music was evolving to New Wave. With a poppy, electronic sound, bands like The Plastics, the Suburbs, Ballistic Kisses, Bush Tetras, the Go-Go’s, Human Sexual Response, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Offs, Our Daughters Wedding, Plastics, Pylon, Raybeats, and Strange Party embody this musical shift.
Dead Boys
This program features a single legendary live concert by the Dead Boys at CBGBs in 1977, at the height of their power. It is American punk at its most raw, honest and urgent.

Tickets $18. Members $15

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Monday, March 16 at 6:00pm

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (1959)

Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

Monday, March 23 at 6:00pm

BABY DOLL (1956)

Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm

New York Film Critics Series: DANNY COLLINS with Al Pacino

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Tickets $20, Tropic Members $18

Sunday, March 29 at 1:30pm

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FILM FORUM

Champagne Reception, 1:30 pm
Film Forum, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion led by film critic Shirrel Rhoades
Topic:  “Everything in his life is in his plays and everything in his plays is in his life” Elia Kazan
Cost: $15

Part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

Monday, March 30–6:00 p.m.

THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED (1966)

Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson

Part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration sponsored by

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