UNDERGROUND USA: INDIE CINEMA OF THE 80s - Richard Kern Night (w/ Kern in person + Photo Installation!)

with a Q&A moderated by Jesse Pearson
Live Set from DJ Bobb Bruno of Best Coast

Come early for the photo show on the back patio! Opens at 7pm!

As one of the players at the helm of the explosion of underground art and culture in the East Village of the 80s, Richard Kern was a prolific filmmaker and photographer. Kern’s raw low-budget films, shot on cheap 8 mm cameras and emblematic of the Cinema of Transgression 80s moment, were humorous, punky, violent, and shock-driven collaborations with the likes of Nick Zedd, Lydia Lunch, David Wojnarowicz, Sonic Youth, Henry Rollins, and bevy of other illustrious and notorious New York characters.

Kern, still a prolific photographer and mentor to young contemporary artists, joins us for a program of short films, a Q&A moderated by Apology magazine editor Jesse Pearson, and a show of his 80s photographs on the back patio.