BAMCinématek in Brooklyn rocks on this week with its cinematic celebration of the Who. Running November 2–15, the series A Quick One, While the Who's in Town is set to coincide with the British band’s November 14 performance at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center arena, just a couple of blocks away. The program kicks off with a weeklong run of a new 35 mm print of Quadrophenia, followed by screenings of Ken Russell’s Lisztomania and Tommy and Jeff Stein’s documentary The Kids Are Alright. Below, check out a clip from Quadrophenia, in which the film’s troubled teen protagonist, Jimmy (Anthony Daniels), air drums along with the legendary band on television.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.