Reel Rockers: Come Get Crazy in the East Village
A Film Screening and Discussion
The Fillmore East rocked the East Village and the music world. Come rediscover those rowdy days (and nights!) as the Brokers Partnership of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation screens the film Get Crazy. This campy satire—packed with drugs, booze, and rock and roll—pokes fun at the closing of the 1960s, all through the Day-Glo lens of the 1980s.
From the mind of director Alan Arkush — who worked for a time at the Fillmore and went on to direct Rock 'n' Roll High School — the film features Malcolm McDowell and Ed Begley Jr., with cameos by the likes of Lou Reed, John Densmore, and Fabian. Come join in the laughs (audience shout-outs will be encouraged) for this 90-minute screening, followed by an in-depth discussion about the film and the East Village cultural and music scene. Moderated by culture critic Jesse Kornbluth, the panel will feature actors and production staff from the film along with Joshua White, the director of the Fillmore’s famed Joshua Light Show.
The craziness continues at Veselka Bowery, where unlimited drinks and appetizers including famous Veselka pierogies (which sustained many a late-night reveler during Fillmore East Days) are on tap.
Saturday, December 1st
Screening and Discussion
Anthology Film Archives
2nd Avenue at 2nd Street
2:00 PM (doors open at 1:30 PM)
After Party at Veselka Bowery
9 East 1st Street
Ticket includes open bar and appetizers
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Day-of tickets, if available, will be priced at a higher rate.
Proceeds benefit the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.