ON THE BOWERY
New restored print!
- ON THE BOWERY
- 1957, Lionel Rogosin, USA, 65 min.
- With Gorman Hendricks, Ray Salyer
“A milestone in American cinema...a rare achievement.”
“Living history...a tumbler-shot of Walker Evans blues.”
—Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
A landmark in American filmmaking, ON THE BOWERY, nominated for an Oscar in 1958, and screening in an exquisite black-and-white restoration, is an eerie quasi-documentary treatment of three days in the life of a man living on the streets of Manhattan’s quintessential skid row. All participants play lightly fictionalized versions of themselves, as Ray, a careworn but youthful alcoholic, falls in with geezer raconteur Gorman and his band of alkies for a one-way trip into oblivion. Director Rogosin creates an astonishing and unforgettable time capsule of the Bowery’s dives, flophouses, and missions, where life for the out-of-luck bottoms out. 35mm.
- THE PERFECT TEAM
- 2009, Michael Rogosin, France/USA/Italy, 47 min.