Posts tagged “Clayton Patterson”
August 8, 2013Tuesday, August 6 7:00 PM Anthology Film Archives, 2nd Ave & 2nd Street
Clayton Patterson’s life took a dramatic turn on the night of August 6-7, 1988, when he videotaped the Tompkins Square Park police riot, becoming the owner of the only concrete account of what really happened that night. During this riot, the NYPD clashed violently with protesters and park dwellers for hours; their actions resulted in the filing of over 100 complaints of police brutality.
Patterson’s footage was crucial evidence in the investigations and legal proceedings that followed the riot (though he was arrested and jailed for refusing to hand over his tape), and yet despite the tape’s infamy, few have actually seen it. Now you can!
Clayton Patterson will also be there to present the screening in person.Thursday, August 8 7:00 PM New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery
This evening will include short documentaries on art, performance, and popular struggle in the Lower East side by Clayton Patterson, including an excerpt from “Tompkins Square Park Police Riot August 1988.” The videos will be followed by a discussion with Patterson.
October 13, 2009Now available for free online, enjoy Clayton Patterson's 2008 documentary, Captured, featuring footage from the Lower East Side from 1979 to 1997, and the perfect companion to Patterson's Captured, the definitive LES anthology from Seven Stories Press.
September 28, 2009"The Lower East Side was a crucible for creativity. Artists and intellectuals were drawn here because they could afford to live and create here. When Lou Reed moved here from Brooklyn in the ’60s, he rented an apartment on Ludlow Street for something like $38 a month. Now it’d be $3,000. I don’t think there’ll be any more Lou Reeds on Ludlow Street. All of the geniuses who were here because of the cheap rents are gone." — from the New York Times profile on Clayton Patterson
March 30, 2009Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he's recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance. The inimitable Clayton Patterson will be at the show which benefits Collective Hardware's "Home Grown L.E.S" program and celebrates the launch of the film on Itunes, just $5 for entry.