Friday, November 1, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image to Screen LOU REED'S BERLIN in Memory of Musician, November 2nd

As a tribute to Lou Reed (1942-2013), the iconic New York musician who died earlier this week, Museum of the Moving Image will present a screening of Lou Reed's Berlin, the 2007 documentary that captured Reed's live shows of his rediscovered concept album Berlin at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. The screening takes place on Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m., in the Museum's Redstone Theater. Program and ticket information is below.

"Ever since his days with the Velvet Underground, nobody has had a greater impact on underground New York culture than Lou Reed," said Chief Curator David Schwartz. "He has influenced countless musicians, artists, filmmakers, and rebels, and helped define what makes New York City unique."

Lou Reed's Berlin

Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

Dir. Julian Schnabel. 2007, 85 mins. 35mm. Photographed by Ellen Kuras. After his hit song "Walk on the Wild Side," Lou Reed recorded his ambitious, mesmerizing, and mournful concept album Berlin. Harsh reviews prevented Reed from performing the album live; three decades later, the critical assessment had turned, and the album was considered one of Reed's best. With painter and director Julian Schnabel art-directing, Berlin was performed over five nights at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Featuring an outstanding band, backed up by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lou Reed at his best, and visuals including impressionistic films by Schnabel's daughter Lola, the film Lou Reed's Berlin is a wonderful chronicle of an unforgettable event, ending delightfully with a buoyant rendition of "Sweet Jane."

Tickets are free with Museum admission and free for Museum members. Advance tickets ($12 adults / $9 seniors and students) are available online or by phone at 718 777 6800.

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