Northwestern University

Fri 7:00 PM

Lost Bohemia

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

Cost: 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

More Info


(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.

Add Event to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in