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A special event for the iTunes movie store release
& benefit for Collective Hardware's "Home Grown L.E.S."
Documentary by Daniel B. Levin, Ben Solomon, and Jenner Furst
New York 2008 | 85 min
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE | 169 Bowery | New York | March 30, 2009


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in: Bowery Boogie, New York, March 31, 2009

It was a happening. One well-deserved for such an iconic pillar in city history.

Last night at 169 Bowery, a cross-section of the new Lower East Side turned out for a screening of Clayton Patterson’s documentary, Captured. Everyone from skaters and punks, to old-timers, hipsters, and yuppies packed the basement showroom at the Collective Hardware artist enclave. It was wall-to-wall people. Literally. Those not fortunate enough to score a chair were forced to lean against the wall, sit in the aisles, or stand in the back. A true measure of success, indeed.

Patterson’s Lower East Side, and that of so many others, is perfectly chronicled in a short eighty-minute time frame. Through his well-preserved video footage and hundreds of pictures, we learn of the many folks who greatly influenced the neighborhood, be it artists, exhibitionists, musicians, the homeless, brutal police, Mayor Koch, whathaveyou. The story (nay, his story) is an invaluable historical resource during a time when the area in question is quickly disappearing.

So do yourself a favor and get a hold of this film. It’s worth every penny.

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Comments to “Patterson’s Night”

March 31st, 2009 at 10:36 am | EV Grieve says: Thanks for the recap, BB…. I wanted to go, but…Glad to see such a strong turnout.

March 31st, 2009 at 12:57 pm |   hntrnyc says: Holy Sh*t Boogie, I thought at first these were my pix. I must have been sitting right in front of you. Too funny. Were you standing against the wall, near the cop who was in the movie?

March 31st, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Bowery Boogie says: yeah, standing against the wall, on the left side toward the front. it was a great movie!

March 31st, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Eden Bee says: Yup! I was there too..against the wall way in the back.

March 31st, 2009 at 2:36 pm | hntrnyc says:> Boogie, I think you were standing right next to me. Too funny.

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