Showing posts with label on the Bowery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label on the Bowery. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2022

A chance to see the 1956 film classic 'On the Bowery' on a big screen

If you haven't seen it... or want to watch it again... Lionel Rogosin's 1956 documentary "On the Bowery" is screening over the next few days at Metrograph

Here's what Criterion has to say about the 65-minute film:
Lionel Rogosin's landmark of American neorealism chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer, a part-time railroad worker adrift on New York's skid row, the Bowery. When the film first opened in 1956, it exploded onto the screen, burning away years of Hollywood artifice, jump-starting America’s postwar independent-film scene ... 
Developed in close collaboration with the men Rogosin met while spending months hanging out in neighborhood bars, "On the Bowery" is both an indispensable document of a bygone Manhattan and a vivid and devastating portrait of addiction.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1957. 

Check out the trailer here...


Metrograph is at 7 Ludlow St. just north of Canal. Find the movie times here.

And this screening is part of a larger Rogosin retrospective at the theater.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Screening of this Bowery film classic benefits the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is presenting a special benefit screening of Lionel Rogosin's 1956 documentary "On the Bowery" in a restored 35mm print on April 7.

The 65-minute film chronicles three days in the life of Ray, a railroad worker who drifts onto the Bowery. He enters the Confidence Bar & Grill and begins a weekend of drinking ...

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1957.

Per the invite:

We're especially excited to have it introduced by the filmmaker's son Michael Rogosin, who will be presenting a slideshow peak at a rare trove of his father's Bowery photographs from the 1950s. He'll also share an excerpt of an interview of Martin Scorsese discussing the film's impact.

This benefit screening for the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors takes place Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives on Second Street at Second Avenue.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

[Updated] 'On the Bowery' on TCM tonight

In case you have cable or something, Lionel Rogosin's great film "On the Bowery" will play on Turner Classic Movies at 2:45 a.m. ... it had a successful run at the Film Forum back in 2010...

[Updated: Well, I fucked that up... the film is on at 8 p.m. too. As well as 2:45 a.m. Sorry for the mistake]

Also, there's something called "This is the Bowery" airing tonight at 7:49 on TCM. Here's a description of the short:

This MGM short film, part of the John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series, looks at the Bowery district in New York City. The Bowery is full of bars, cheap restaurants and pawn shops. It's mid-1941 and the film follows a man who has just arrived in the area. Like many others in the Bowery he's unemployed and has no place to stay.

No word on that sequel — "This Was the Bowery."

h/t to EVG Facebook friend Steven for the heads up on TCM's schedule...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'On the Bowery' held over through Tuesday

In case you haven't seen "On the Bowery" yet, then you still have some time: The Film Forum has extending the 1956 classic's run through Tuesday.

I saw it, and, like a dork, took photos of the signage.


Here's what New York's David Edelstein had to say about it this week ... "'On the Bowery' is the most important movie playing in New York: a window to the past, a dark glass on the present."

(I think he meant to write: "... the most important movie playing in New York NOT called "The Expendables." Woo!)


Anyone wearing these...

...or these...

WILL NOT be admitted.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Where the old Bowery fetishists will be this weekend

At the Film Forum for "On the Bowery," the 1956 documentary directed by Lionel Rogosin.

Our friends at This Ain't the Summer of Love have more on the film here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Atop the Bowery one day a few years back

Here's a photo from Docman's Flickr account looking south on the Bowery from Fourth Street... you can see the Sunoco station on the right... where 57 Bond is now... and, Bowery Hotel on the left, Avalon Bowery Place ... I don't know the exact date of this shot...but it's not that old, though it seems like a few lifetimes ago...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What Koi can do to win us over tonight

As I reported Tuesday, the sushi titans from Koi will meet and greet the neighborhood tonight and talk about their plans to turn a former men's shelter into a pricy eatery.

I'm just hopeful that Koi officials know what will really win us over: Naked sushi models!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A few minutes on the Bowery: Waiting for Lohan ... plus, a few other assorted scenes

From a quick walk: I never actually took the time to stop to admire the ads for Avalon Bowery Place on the side of Avalon Bowery Place. This is exactly the sterile environment in which I want to spend $3K-$4K a month for!

And why do they show Times Square?

Was kind hoping the semi would stop for her.

Fitting. RIP Bowery.

Still life, of sorts.

Lindsay Lohan got away from the paparazzi at the Bowery Hotel. Seriously.

Sad bank balloons. Really makes me want to go open an account.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Bowery is nightlife

Down by the Hipster on the new powerhouse destination that is the Bowery:

There are at least 15 bars in a 3 block radius that are packed every weekend, and we are sure that we missed a few. Add in the new hotels, high rise condos, New Museum, pending Keith McNally restaurant, Daniel Boloud's new spot, Matt and Paul's pending space in the Puck Building etc., it will hit you too. The Bowery is nightlife. It's where operators want to open, and where New Yorkers can sip expensive drinks and still step over the homeless who are sleeping outside the Mission. It's feaux authenticity that the youth crave. The Bowery. Shudder.

[Image via Art Knowledge News]

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wishful thinking...?

For some reason I was looking at the CBGB Web site...Guess it hasn't been updated in a few years...And whatever became of the Vegas dream?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Anarchy in the UK and US

Stupefaction provides the details on the Howl!-related panel discussion at the Bowery Poetry Club titled "Unrest in the 70s -- US vs UK."

Featured panelists:

Richard Lloyd (Television)
Ari Up (Slits)
Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras)
Judy Nylon (Snatch)
Walter Lure (Heartbreakers)
Arturo Vega (Ramones)
Steve Garvey (Buzzcocks)

Moderator: Mary Harron

Farewell to 257 Bowery

Curbed has the details:

English architect Lord Norman Foster must be tired of dealing with all the stuffy uptowners (lookin' at you, Tom Wolfe!) who get mixed up in the business of his grand architectural visions, because rumor has it he's heading downtown—to the Bowery, so conveniently left out of the East Village/Lower East Side rezoning. According to a Curbed tipster, Foster & Partners has designed the above nine-story gallery building for an established Chelsea art dealer at 257 Bowery, just north of the New Museum and across the street from FLAnk Architects' planned eco-friendly hotel.

Bowery Boogie has the goods on another gallery opening in the neighborhood.

Friday, September 5, 2008

More change coming soon to the Bowery?

East Village Podcasts brings the news that the Salvation Army’s East Village Residence at 1 E. Third St. at the Bowery is closed. EVP reports: "We can confirm that we have absolutely no confirmation of a destructive demise for the residence, but we did try to call the number on the door’s sign for more info and received the Army’s voicemail replete with lilting British Isles accent."

Meanwhile, I have taken a solemn oath not to end posts with sarcastic asides such as, "Expect a [Duane Reade, Bank of America branch, PinkBerry, dessert bar, Dunkin' Donuts, 24 Hour Fitness with Derek Jeter, etc., etc.] soon. So I'll let EVP do the work for me with their headline on the post: "Salvation Army Leaves, Wine Bar Next?"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Al's Bar, 1987-88

Just enjoying a shot of the Bowery via amg2000's Flickr page. Plenty more provocative photos there.

Al's Bar, 108 Bowery, circa 1987-88. (Closed in 1994)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Taking a picture of a staircase on the Bowery

The appreciation of the Bowery continues. The door to the stairs of these apartments/lofts/whatever was ajar the other evening. On the west side of the Bowery, close to Houston.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nothing's shocking?

The John Varvatos fall 2008 fall campaign finds Perry Farrell on the Bowery. According to the John Varvatos Web site, the ads were shot "on top of and around the landmark 315 Bowery building in NYC's East Village." The "campaign reveals Farrell's enigmatic personality and captures Varvatos' detailed sensibility in their truest forms."