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Laura Parnes: Tour Without End

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No Longer Showing.

Tour Without End is a multi-platform project/film by Laura Parnes that casts real-life musicians, artists and actors as bands on tour, and expands into a cross-generational, Trump–era commentary on contemporary culture and politics. Live musicians, included BB TAY VEE, Macy Rodman, and JD Samson with Michael O'Neill, Roddy Bottum, Caitlin Frame and Lee Free, will accompany this screening. 

Shot in real environments and situations, the core group of players improvised based on semi-scripted scenes. Because many of these performers are legends themselves in the New York City downtown scene, they are archetypes playing archetypes.  The work revels in the sometimes hilarious— but always complex —band dynamics the characters endure in touring, collaborating, and aging in a youth-driven music industry. As the players move in and out of fictionalized characters and real life, the film moves in and out of non-linear narrative and historical document.  Shot from 2014–2018 at over 15 DIY music spaces in and around New York City—many of which have since shuttered their doors—the film acts as an urgent time capsule for the rapidly gentrifying city. 

The players include: Matthew Asti (MGMT), Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance), Becca Blackwell, Christen Clifford, Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater), Nicole Eisenman, K8 Hardy, Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre), Jim Fletcher (New York City Players), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Alessandra Genovese (Crush), Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin), JD Samson (MEN), Gary Indiana, Rachel Mason, Tom McGrathNeon Music (Youth Quake), Eileen Myles, Kembra Pfahler (Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black), Brontez Purnell (The Younger Lovers), Rogelio Ramos (Love Pig), Kenya Robinson (Cheeky Lashae) and Kate Valk (The Wooster Group).

June 11, 8pm
Tickets $15 General / $10 Members. 

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Laura Parnes: Tour Without End is made possible with support from Creative Capital, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Howard Gilman Foundation, in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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