Liquid Sky Playing at Ace Hotel

Posted on: March 18th, 2010 at 10:14 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

The folks at Cinema Nolita sent us the following information about a screening of the 1982 film Liquid Sky, running tonight at the Ace Hotel.

From the inbox:

The case can be made that you’re not really a New Yorker until you’ve seen Liquid Sky – Russian émigré director Slava Tsukerman’s giddily skewed outsider’s-eye-view of the early 80’s post-punk/New Wave Fashionista scene where even the space aliens are sex and drug junkies. It’s a heady, often hilarious and completely tripped-out portrait of a New York City at it’s own Apocalypse (but is it pre or post?) Pint-sized flying saucers, androgynous Fashion Models, a kooky German Astro-physicist and the totemic Empire State Building in a bumping-grinding-shooting-up-and-snorting sci-fi tale set to a pulsing synth gyroscope of sound as gaudy as the neon-drenched palate.

Aliens in search of a fix find roost on lesbian fashion model Margaret’s NYC rooftop and the ranks of the down-town club and drug scene begin to dwindle. Elusive actress, Anne Carlisle does double-duty as Margaret and her cry-baby junkie-boy fashion poser nemesis, Jimmy. With Paula E. Sheppard (and her Rhythm Box) as Margaret’s seemingly always angry lover and Otto von Wernherr as the scientist on the alien’s trail.

See Liquid Sky right next door to where the aliens took up residence!

ACE Hotel Liberty Hall
20 W. 29th St.
Thursday, March 18th
Doors at 7pm; Movie at 8pm.
There will be a post-screening Q & A with Director Slava Tsukerman
followed by GALAXIE DJs

Recent Stories

Eighteen-Story ‘Moxy’ Hotel Woos its Bowery Neighbors

Moxy is meeting the neighbors, currently amidst the requisite charm offensive ahead of its new hotel debut on the Bowery. The superstructure at 151 Bowery – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – topped out last October and now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company […]

Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters

It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side. In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month. As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple […]

A Show of Strength and Mourning As NYPD Responds to Domestic Dispute Call on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy

A man armed with a knife threatened his family in an Elizabeth Street apartment, then barricaded himself, cops said. At approximately 12:30pm on Monday, sources said the assailant menaced his family inside 239 Elizabeth – allegedly with a knife – then barricaded inside another room. Officers from the 5th Precinct arrived in good time, and entered the […]

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Assembly Speaker from LES, Dies at 77

Sheldon Silver, the disgraced powerhouse of the New York State Assembly, and native Lower East Sider, whose career was toppled by a 2015 corruption conviction, died yesterday. He was 77. According to the New York Times, Silver, who maintained a residence at Hillman Houses, had been imprisoned at Devens Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts. […]

Cops: Robbers Entered Juice Press through Rivington Hotel Basement

Brazen robbers used the basement of the Hotel on Rivington to hit the Juice Press location next door, cops said. Police sources say that bandits entered the Hotel on Rivington shortly before 6:00am the morning of January 19. Gaining access to the basement, the perps then used the passageway to sneak into the adjacent Juice […]