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Rome '78


ROME ‘78 Friday 5/6 @ 7:30 pm (with WAITING FOR THE WIND) 1978, Super-8, color, sound, 85 minutes, NR
Written and Directed by James Nares

With one tooth blacked out, spindly David McDermott III plays the megalomaniacal Caesar as a sniveling, screaming six-year-old, tirelessly ranting “I am God!”, on the steps of Grant's Tomb. Meanwhile Mitchell – scratching his armour and mumbling “pretty weird”…chain- smokes his way through a tepid love scene with the coyly simpering Lydia Lunch. A black slip hiked over her thighs and a spikey mop of hair cascading onto her face, she rises from her mattress-on-the-floor divan only once in the film, to chase McDermott around the camera with a whip.- Jim Hoberman, The Village Voice.  Director James Nares will be in attendance. with Lydia Lunch, Patti Astor, Lance Loud, John Lurie, James Chance, David McDermott, Eric Mitchell, and Pat Place courtesy of James Nares

Earlier Event: May 6
Flaming Creatures
Later Event: May 6
Ken Park