New York and Chicago: Two Cities, Two Architectures, Two Musics

Film screenings and live music on Europe's Nuit des musées

18 May 2013 | 18:00 – 22:00

Location: 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris

The Arts Arena is pleased to partner with Cineparallax Films and others for a screening of two films and concerts of live music on the occasion of Europe’s Nuit des Musées.

Two American cities, two genres of music that have influenced generations around the world, New York, 1976, No Wave, and Chicago, 1990, Postrock. These two documentaries celebrate the urban architecture and the music:

New York: Blank City (Celine Danhier) documents No Wave and the cinema of transgression with New York as the backdrop. The film, which includes interviews and pictures of Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry, Rhys Chatham and others, has been selected for the Berlin International Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, Viennale.

Chicago: Parallax Sounds (Augusto Contento) puts forth different ways to capture this city, displaying the inextricable relationship between urban landscape and urban music. The film, with Ken Vandermark, David Grubbs, Steve Albini, Damon Locks, Ian Williams, has been selected for the Reykjavik International Film Festival, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, Festival SoundTrack Cologne 9.0, Gene Siskel Theater, Chicago, Turin Film Festival, and IdieLisboa, Portugal.

Between the films, musicians who appear in them will play live.

Please click here for a map of the event location.

Photo: Damon Locks, courtesy of cineparallax2012