This Thursday, on the opening night of the Greenpoint Film Festival, there will be a world premiere screening of Jonas Mekas' My Mars Bar Movie:
" ... it was old and messy and it didn’t want to be any other way — it was the last escape
place left downtown New York. So this is my love letter to it, to my Mars Bar. Mars Bar as I knew it."
Mekas will be present at the screening.
Oh, & on a sort of related note, at St. Ann's Warehouse this week the Tiger Lillies & Justin Vivian Bond will be performing songs from the Lillies' album Sinderella.
The songs singled out for this special concert will be conveyed through the twin vocal assault of Bond (Shortbus, Kiki and Herb) and the Lillies. “Hopefully we will be able to generate quite a lot of hatred on stage between us” (Martyn Jacques).