The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
Chicago PremiereTWO DAYS ONLY!
DIRTY OLD TOWN
"This movie is f*&#ing real" -Abel Ferrara
"Oddly touching" -Jim Jarmusch
"The film grabs hold of something sweet and sad" -Village Voice
"When the [Lower East Side] is chock full of high rise condos and Starbucks shops, we will look to films like Dirty Old Town to remind us of what it once was that grew beneath those walls" -New York Press
"Buzzing with genuine, vulgar energy" -Chicago Reader
Recommended! "Dotty, unvarnished and unwashed" -NewCity Chicago
In this gonzo tone poem reminiscent of the films of John Cassavetes and Allan Moyle, merchant Billy (William Leroy) has 72 hours to pay his rent and save his star-crossed junk store, the Bowery, from extinction. The ramshackle tent of antiquities lures a troop of misfits, freaks and renegades who form a tableau of carnival pageantry, white lies and victimless crime in this fleeting glimpse of Downtown New York.
Dirty OId Town has a wonderful supporting cast, featuring Janell Shirtcliff, Ashley Graham and Scott Dillin, highlighted by an unforgettable performance by Nicholas De Cegli. With music from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Slowdance and A.R.E. Weapons.
Directed by Jenner Furst, Daniel B Levin & Julia Willoughby Nason, U.S.A., 2010, 73 mins.