Next Stop, Greenwich Village: A Film Screening with Leonard Quart

Paul Mazursky’s comedy Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) tells the story of Larry Lipinsky (Lenny Baker), who leaves Brooklyn and his overprotective mother (Shelly Winters) to pursue his dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He moves to Greenwich Village, where he hangs out with a group of eccentric and bohemian characters while waiting for his big break. It’s the Village of the fifties through the rear-view lens of the 1970s—where the young with artistic hopes or just yearnings for an alternate life migrated.

Held in Village Preservation’s living room with popcorn and goodies provided, film historian and professor emeritus of cinema studies Leonard Quart will lead discussion of Next Stop, Greenwich Village after the screening.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
6:15 pm

232 East 11th Street (between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)