MAY 19 – The Film-Makers’ Cooperative Presents: Agent of Paradise — a Mary Bellis & Philly Abe Memorial

MAY 19, 2018 @ 8pm

Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F – Second Avenue J/M/F – Delancey Street

We welcome back The Film-Makers’ Cooperative for this rare screening of 16mm film, a tribute and memorial to maker Mary Bellis, and our very dear neighbor Philly Abe.

AGENT OF PARADISE by Mary Bellis (1982) captures a time and place in the East Village that is rapidly fading away as gentrification and construction pour into this neighborhood deeming it unrecognizable.

This film is an historic time capsule of the neighborhood, as well as the artists/performers that lived and created the culture on the Lower East Side (John Kelly, Allen Comic, Philly, Stephen Tasjian, Arleen Schloss, Dumas Attack Group). James Oseland plays a talent agent looking at a variety of performance artists, musicians, and a cadre of personalities.

Philly Abe LPV 2014

Philly at Press rally on May 1st 2014 at Le Petit Versailles garden. Resisting gentrification of the Lower east side and everywhere.



Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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