January 2013, living archive

Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

Still from Permanent Vacation

Curatorial Mother Vaginal Davis rings in the New Year with Jim Jarmusch's very first film PERMANENT VACATION (USA 1980) on January 27. To a rumbling soundtrack – a mélange of Japanese Gamelan music and John Luries' jazz improvisations – the youthful protagonist Allie drifts through Manhattan's Lower East Side. On his sensual search through rundown, abandoned apartment houses and industrial buildings, the Charlie Parker fans encounters a cross section of Downtown hipsters: saxophone players, crooks, freaks, poets. A melancholy "Odyssey of Cool". Followed, as always, by drinks, music and gossip with Vaginal Davis!