In conjunction with the Queens Museum’s exhibition about the Ramones, this 9-week film series highlights the evolution of musical performers. We will explore not only the creative process and the inspirational power of music, but the business of career-building. Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum since 1998, and at 92Y since 2003.
Music and Lyrics (2007), directed by Marc Lawrence, 96 min. Hugh Grant stars in this romantic comedy about a washed-up 1980’s pop star who tries to revitalize his career with the help of a neurotic lyricist (Drew Barrymore).
This film series takes place in the second-floor theater and is free with Museum admission and open to the general public (with a special invitation to seniors).
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