Originally banned in New York for its subject matter and language, this unconventional debut feature from filmmaker Shirley Clarke is now regarded as a staple of the New American Cinema. Based on a play by Jack Gelber of The Living Theatre, the story centers on junkies waiting for their dealer in a Greenwich Village loft, and features jazz musicians Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean. Shown here on a beautiful new 35mm print, this rarely seen film from one of our greatest female directors has never looked better.
Friday's screening introduced by Garth Jowett of the University of Houston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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