Writer-director-actor Charles Lane lovingly renders a Chaplinesque fable on the forsaken streets of lower Manhattan in this indie classic that premiered at Cannes. Lane plays a street artist attempting to scrape together a living by sketching passersby in Greenwich Village. Finding refuge in abandoned buildings, one wintry night he stumbles upon a little girl (Lane’s real-life daughter) whose father has just been murdered and must find her mother. Without using a single intertitle, Lane’s playful and poignant film is propelled by the music of composer Marc Marder, and the expressive performances of Lane and his costars, seamlessly translating the visual language of a century ago.
Back to Main Series
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Nope on 70mm
Special guests: Pre-screening conversation with Harmony Holiday - Writer/Artist, Nicole Miller - Artist/Filmmaker, and Jared Sexton - Professor and Cultural Critic, moderated by Mason Richards - Filmmaker, Professor and Creative Producer.
Friday, July 7, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Preservation Conversation: Lime Kiln Club Field Day with MoMA’s Ron Magliozzi
Presentation before the screening by MoMA’s Ron Magliozzi. Live DJ set to accompany the films by musician Jeff Parker.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Special guest: Introduction by director Zeinabu irene Davis.