Start spreading the news, because the Art Gallery of NSW's summer film season is here. Running from November 8 to February 4, Lost New York will showcase landmark gritty street films depicting New York City in the '70s and '80s — and all screenings are free.
The season kicked off with Midnight Cowboy (1969) and will feature cinema classics from pioneering directors such as Scorsese, Lumet and Cassavetes. For the sweet price of $0, you can see films like Cassavetes' Gloria (1980) and Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) in rich 35mm. Films will show on Wednesdays at 2pm and 7.15pm and Sundays at 2pm.
In addition to those screenings, AGNSW will host a series of special Saturday events. The next is a screening of Charlie Ahearn's landmark hip hop film Wild Style (1983) on November 25. Clear your Saturdays in January too, as there will be two weekends dedicated to showcasing the radical feminist cinema of the period, including a screening of Bette Gordon's landmark film Variety (1983).
Lost New York screens in tandem with the gallery's current exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography from the '70s and '80s New York art scene. A huge Rembrandt exhibition has also kicked off so you can really make a whole day of it. But you can't book online — tickets will only be available at the gallery's Domain Theatre one hour before each screening.