ALASKA CINEMA CLUB FILM #5
THE WARRIORS (1979)
5pm Sunday 10 August @ ALASKA
COME OUT TO PLAY...
Released in 1979 The Warriors is one of the definitive cult movies of the seventies. Based on the novel by Sol Yurick, the film follows the Coney Island gang as they head far out of their neighbourhood territory to attend a midnight meeting of all the city's gangs. But things rapidly take a turn for the worse and the Warriors realise they are trapped at the wrong end of the city and still have to get home - meanwhile every cop and gang in town is out to get them. The New York of The Warriors is a city that is both deadly and seductive, gangs roam the streets and the night air is electric with mayhem. An exceptional, ground breaking movie, The Warriors remains essential viewing.
Special guest Jack Sargeant will introduce the film.
Combining writing, curation and artistic practice Jack Sargeant is the author of numerous books including Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground, Naked Lens: Beat Cinema and the forthcoming collection Against Control. In addition he has written on independent film, outsider art, performance, and culture for numerous publications with a particular focus on underground and avant-garde works, the body, sexuality and sex. He has appeared in the documentaries Blank City and Llik Your Idols, as an actor in underground and independent films, and has lectured on transgresive art, underground cinema, beat culture, William Burroughs and many other topics in Australia and internationally.
ALASKA Projects in association with The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at UTS is proud to present ALASKA Cinema Club. Curated by Dr Alex Munt (Senior Lecturer, UTS), ALASKA Cinema Club is screening 10 Manhattan focused films in 2014 at the UTS Bon Marche Studio and ALASKA Projects which will be converted into a micro-cinema in the Kings Cross car park. The program delivers an eclectic series of films from Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Whit Stillman, Larry Clark, Mary Harron and more!
Supported by Australia Council For the Arts