Sunday, July 15, 2018

Downtown film classics return with 'The Spaghetti Chronicles at Pangea'

Starting tomorrow (Monday!) night, Pangea's back room will play host to a new film series.

Here are details via the EVG inbox...

American Montage’s Eric Marciano and Kevin Malony team up to curate a series of avant-garde downtown film classics every Monday night from July 16 to Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Served up with $10 spaghetti dinners these $5 cash-at-the-door screenings called “The Spaghetti Chronicles at Pangea” will give you a delectable diet of little-seen and — in some cases — uber notorious downtown hits, including The TWEED Fractured Classicks series, as well as art-house wonders from Marciano, whose groundbreaking work is in the permanent collection at MOMA. It’s a veritable phonebook of household names from the East Village heyday.

Here are highlights from the first two nights in the series:

Screening 1 July 16
Untitled Fracture (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?)
Starring: Stephen Pell, Varla Jean Merman, Colleen O’Neill and Shelly Mars
The first of the Fractured Classicks. A legendary cast; an iconic play; a serious fracture that lead to other injuries.

Screening 2 July 23
“Un Chant ‘D’Amour” by Jean Genet (B&W - 25 minutes)
The only film created by Jean Genet “Un Chant d’Amour” offering contemporary viewers more than some unintentional gay giggles. Oh, those French boys!"

“Narrowcast” by Eric Marciano (Color - 21 minutes)
Starring Chris Tanner, Mary Lou Wittmer, Jeff Paul, Don Creech and David Anzuelos
Before Survivor, Big Brother, The Apprentice or Keeping Up with the Kardashian and Ru Paul's Drag Race there was “Narrowcast”, the most prescient film ever made about Reality TV.

The series concludes on Aug. 27 with the "surrealistic gender-fuck noir" "The Mailman Always Comes Twice," a loving tribute to "The Postman Always Rings Twice."

This link has more details on the series.

Pangea is at 178 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street. Revisit our interview with Pangea co-owners Stephen Shanaghan and Arnoldo Caballero right here.

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