1983, 92 minutes, 35mm
REEL ROCKERS: COME GET CRAZY IN THE EAST VILLAGE
A FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION TO BENEFIT THE GREENWICH VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Archival print courtesy of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
In 1982 director Allan Arkush (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL) collaborated with writer Danny Opatoshu to create a rock & roll fantasy set backstage at a legendary concert hall very much like the late, lamented Fillmore East, where they had both worked (and which was located at 2nd Avenue & 4th Street, just two blocks away from Anthology). The resulting satirical musical film, GET CRAZY, is a phantasmagorical pastiche of a very special time and place. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern, Allen Garfield, Miles Chapin, Stacey Nelkin, and Ed Begley Jr., it also features cameo appearances from the legendary musician Lou Reed, Howard Kaylin (THE TURTLES, THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION), Lee Ving (FEAR), Paul Bartel & Mary Woronov (from the film EATING RAOUL), John Densmore (THE DOORS), and teen idols Fabian & Bobby Sherman. This screening, which will be followed by an informal discussion with the film’s director and others who lived the Fillmore East experience (panelists to be announced), will benefit the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
SPECIAL TICKET PRICES: $45 for GVSHP and Anthology Film Archives members; $55 general.
To purchase tickets, or for more info, visit: gvshp.org/crazy