Clayton Patterson’s “Captured” to Screen at Howl! Arts Tonight
To commemorate the 27th Anniversary of the Tompkins Square Riot (August 6, 1988), the Howl! Arts performance space and gallery is screening local artist/historian/activist Clayton Patterson’s film Captured: Little Brother is Watching Big Brother (93min., 2008) tonight, at 7:00p.m., at 6 E. 1st St. The screening is part of Howl! Art’s ongoing retrospective, “Clayton Patterson Outside In,” featuring the works of Patterson and his partner, Elsa Rensaa. A panel discussion featuring Director Dan Levin and Patterson will follow the screening.
Film notes read: Since 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.” —Captured