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Friday, October 23 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
East Punk Memories - Preceded by J'ouvert

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Lucile Chaufour

2014 | 51 minutes | Hungary, France

U.S. Premiere 


Shooting on Super 8 in the early and mid-1980s, Lucile Chaufour captured a group of young punks chafing under communism; her documentation itself was a subversive act, undertaken in defiance of laws against illegal filming. “The film is about punk, life and, of course, politics,” writes director Chaufour. “Hungarian punk was highly political, as they were fighting against the regime with their own means.” Decades later, Chaufour returned to catch up with her subjects. Their musings and reminiscences, interspersed with the original material, throw Hungary’s evolution since the fall of the Berlin Wall into sharp relief. Shot through with prickly nostalgia and keen-edged observations, the film reaches beyond its Hungarian focus to illuminate the differences between punk’s meaning in the East and the West.

Preceded by J'ouvert

Philip Bell

2015 | 16 minutes | U.S.A.

World Premiere | Director in Attendance

Across the Caribbean, late-night Carnival celebrations kick off with J’ouvert, an anything-goes street party fêting the darker side of life. This lively short reveals Brooklyn’s own lesser-known version, which precedes the West Indian Day Parade: a 3 a.m. outpouring of percussion, music, costumes, dance, and history that brings together New York City’s West Indian community. 

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Friday October 23, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Caribou Room, Fifth Floor

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