Agent of Paradise
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.
Programmed by MM Serra