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Jan 18, 2017

RaRe Film Series

Curated by internationally acclaimed writer/director Keith Bearden, our own RaR Bar is beginning it’s winter/spring RaRe Film Series of rarely screened feature films and shorts. Don’t miss this opportunity to (…)

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RaR Bar interior_wine glass chandelierCurated by internationally acclaimed writer/director Keith Bearden, our own RaR Bar is beginning it’s winter/spring RaRe Film Series of rarely screened feature films and shorts. Don’t miss this opportunity to see amazing cinema from around the world, many making their NYC screen debuts. All this for $5 suggested donation and $1 house-popped Mexican popcorn.

RaRe Films_1Jan 29 – Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973)
Writer/Director: Andy Milligan
No-budget Times Square sleaze auteur Andy Milligan’s accidental masterpiece of early 70s hustlers and deadbeats, from a man who knew it well. Forget 70s NYC nostalgia–Fleshpot is so real it hurts.

Proceeded by Stefan Nadelman’s Terminal Bar (2002), a short documentary about one of Times Square’s most notorious pre-Giuliani dive bars.

RaRe Films_2Feb 12 – Songs From the Second Floor (2000) Writer/Director: Roy Apocalyptic tragicomedy from Sweden’s master of the ultra-deadpan.

Proceeded by World of Glory (1991), rarely-screened short film by the director.

RaRe Films_3Feb 26 – Playing with Fire (1975)
Writer/Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Sexy surrealism from the writer of Last Year at Marianbad.

Proceeded by La vie d’un Chien (2005), John Harden’s fake French sci-fi comedy.

RaRe Films_4March 5 – Club Sandwich (2013)
Writer/Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Mommy issues threaten to derail a young man’s summer romance.

Proceeded by Bruno (2007) by NYC’s own Sam Goetz.

RaRe Films_5March 19 – Soft for Digging (2001)
Writer/Director: JT Petty
Chilling understated art-house horror from Brooklyn director JT Petty.

Proceeded by The Giant (2012) by local filmmaker David Raboy.

RaRe Films_6April 2 – The Taste of Tea (2004)
Writer/Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Psychedelic take on the dreams, hopes and fears of one small-town Japanese family.

Proceeded by City Paradise (2004), animated short film by Gaelle Denis.

RaRe Films_7April 16 – Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Writer/Director: Tom Schiller
The weirdest film Bill Murray’s ever done. A smash at Cannes, financed and then abandoned by Warner Brothers.

Proceeded by BAFTA-winning The Eagleman Stag (2011) by Mikey Please.

RaRe Films_8April 30 – Melody (1971)
Director: Warris Hussein
Lovely film about two UK pre-teens who decide to get married and become terrorists when they are not allowed.

Proceeded by The Raftman’s Razor (2004) by Keith Bearden

For more info, contact greasyflms@gmail.com

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Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn.

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