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2014 IN FILM

Season Four: Year In Review

Never did we dream that such a charismatic rule breaker as Alex Cox would appear at Basilica the same month as the “Pope of Trash” pioneer John Waters, to take our film programming to the next level! The Basilica film dream team was joined throughout our season by artists far, near, and in our own backyard: feminist icon Barbara Hammer, acute documentarian Salomé Lamas and acclaimed film and television director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Forging connections between film, music and art, Basilica SoundScape included projections by Zia Anger, Maxwell Paparella, Nathan Corbin and Stephen G. Rhodes as part of the Kiln Films series. We also hosted a late night screening of Dead Poets Society in honor of the late Robin Williams, with an introduction by our friends from down the river, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, and co-presented by Secret Cinema, an organization which presents large-scale cultural experiences in abandoned spaces.

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A RARE EVENING WITH MICHAEL LINDSAY HOGG: SCREENING, READING + TALKING

Friday August 8 | 8 PM | $10

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 | 8 PM | $10
FILM SCREENING: THE ROLLING STONES’ ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS
READING: LUCK AND CIRCUMSTANCE
Presented in association with Spotty Dog Books and Ale

A rare and special evening with acclaimed film and television director, artist, and author Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, etc.)

Film Screening: The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus

Basilica will screen “The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus”, which was created by Mick Jagger and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and starred Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithful, The Who, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, assisted by Yoko Ono, and The Rolling Stones. It was shot over two days in December 1968. It was not seen by any audience anywhere for 28 years, till it was screened at The New York Film Festival, to great acclaim, in 1996, after it had been rescued by Allen Klein.

Reading and Book Signing: Luck and Circumstance

“A perfect memoir. Filled with exquisite, fascinating portraits of legendary artists at work in the theatre and the movies and rock and roll. The mystery of Orson is a chorus reprised in various corner booths through the years. A sheer pleasure to get to know these people and their vanished worlds, and heartbreaking to lose them one by one.” – Wes Anderson

Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s father was an English baronet who lived mostly in Ireland and Spain, and they spent little time together till Lindsay-Hogg was 18. His mother, Geraldine Fitzgerald, was the glamourous Warners’ movie star who won instant acclaim as Bette Davis’s best friend in Dark Victory and in William Wyler’s Wuthering Heights. She spent time with Hollywood’s elite—Laurence Olivier, Charles Chaplin, and Orson Welles, with whom she worked in New York at the Mercury Theater and in other productions.

Lindsay-Hogg writes of how he wended his way into this exotic, mysterious, and seductive world, encountering as a small boy the likes of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst, playing hide-and-seek with Olivia de Havilland, serving drinks to Humphrey Bogart, and discussing life with Henry Miller.

At the book’s center, an offhand comment made to the author about his mother’s relationship with Orson Welles leads Lindsay-Hogg to questions his father’s identity in this moving, deft, and illuminating memoir.

Art Show: You Game? I’m Game at BCB Art

From August 9 through September 7, BCB ART (116 Warren Street, Hudson NY) will exhibit You Game? I’m Game, new paintings, drawings, and works on paper by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, August 9, from 6 to 8 pm.