Fri 7:00 PM

Lost Bohemia

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When: Friday, May 11, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM  
Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh
40 Arts Circle Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Costs: - Students: $4.00 - General public: $6.00 - Block members, University faculty/staff: $4.00 - Seniors, 65 and older: $4.00
Contact: Block Cinema Office   (847) 491-4000
Group: Block Cinema
Category: Fine Arts
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(Joseph Astor, 2011, USA, Video, 73 min.)               

Lost Bohemia is a moving portrait of an eclectic and vibrant group of artists and performers who live and work in beautiful rent-controlled studios above Carnegie Hall­, historic studios that have housed artists (including the likes of Isadora Duncan and Marlon Brando) for over a century. When the tenants, some who have been there for over 50 years, begin receiving eviction notices, they learn of a plan to demolish the historic interiors of the studios and turn them into generic office spaces. Josef “Birdman” Astor, a tenant, provides an intimate first-person account of the residents and their struggle to save their homes and their unique artistic community before it becomes another casualty of the prime real estate market in Manhattan.