An Evening with
David Godlis

Director: Lewie & Noah Kloster + Sam Ball + Sasha Waters Freyer
Approx. 140 min

Last screened on Sat, Dec 26

In conjunction with the recent publication of his latest book, Godlis Streets, we welcome the renowned NYC photographer, who specializes in punk and cinema, for a night of films and reminisces.

Godlis on Godlis
(17 min)
David Godlis, in his own words and images.

Shots in the Dark with David Godlis
(Lewie & Noah Kloster, 2020, 7 min)
Between 1976 and 1980, young Manhattan photographer David Godlis documented the nocturnal goings-on at the Bowery’s legendary CBGB, “the undisputed birthplace of punk rock,” with a vividly distinctive style of night photography. Lewie and Noah Kloster bring his photos to life with electrifying immediacy, bolstered by black-and-white watercolor animation, a rollicking soundtrack, and voiceover narration by Godlis himself.

Pleasures of Urban Decay
(Sam Ball, 2000, 18 min)
Shot like a 1950s film noir with angular buildings, bridges, billboard advertisements and radical changes in perspective, Pleasures of Urban Decay peers behind the city’s facades and through its cracks. Ben Katchor, who has been hailed as the creator of the last great American comic strip, and his hero, real estate photographer Julius Knipl, help uncover the symbolism and romance of New York’s TV antennae, cellar doors, and water towers, turning the city’s everyday trappings into urban poetry.

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
(Sasha Waters Freyer, 2018, 90 min)
Artist. Iconoclast. Man of his time. All Things are Photographable is a revealing documentary portrait of the life and work of acclaimed photographer Garry Winogrand—the epic storyteller in pictures across three turbulent decades of the 20th century.