Friday, October 31

Captured: A Film/Video History of the Lower East Side

"Captured is the definitive anthology of New York's underground cinema in its creators' own words. New York's Lower East Side has been a fountain of creativity and art since the early 1950s, a free-wheeling bazaar of ideas and artists that has challenged and shaped mainstream culture. Captured tells the story of film and video in the Lower East Side and the East Village in the artists' own words. Over one hundred contributors discuss the early years with Allen Ginsburg, Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Taylor Mead, and Jonas Mekas, as well as the wild '70s and '80s with Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi, Louis Guzman, Nick Zedd, and many others. Movements such as No Wave and the Cinema of Transgression are covered, as is the story of Pull My Daisy, considered among the true progenitors of 'indie film.'"
Seven Stories Press
NY Times: The Lower East Side, Up Close and Personal
NY Times: On Homelessness, Street Style and Drugs (Video)
NY Times: Last Bohemian Turns Out the Lights
The Villager: All sides of Lower East Side film scene in new book
My times with Taylor Mead
W - Clayton Patterson
Captured (Video)
YouTube: Clayton Patterson "Captured" interview on film, Keeping It Real With Clayton Patterson, Clayton Patterson, photographer - Here's the Thing... Ep. 13, Native Underground: 'The Lower East Side OG Clayton Patterson'