"Suicide"

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Conventional wisdom tells us that punk began in 1975 or '76. Not for Suicide, a punk band since 1970. Jewish innovators Alan Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) and Martin Rev (a student of ancient Hebrew texts born Martin Reverby) put forth the model for the synth duos that went on to dominate the 80s — but with their own unmatched style and legendary use of drum machines, organs and synths. Bruce Springsteen covered Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" on his album "High Hopes," after playing it live for years. In 2014 the English post-punk band Savages released a cover of the song on the flip side of "F***ers."

Travel back in time with us for this doc of a "Suicide Live" show. Followed by a Q&A with Martin Rev, as well as video artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, longtime documentarians of New York punk.

Total running time: ca. 45 min + Q&A.

Screening as part of the film series "Go Nightclubbing!: Downtown New York 1977-1980." 

 

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

EVENT LOCATION

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 505-5181

PRICING INFORMATION

$11