Past Event

Bonsound Concerts & the Phi Centre present Fishing With John + Q & A with John Lurie

Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM

Space A: $23.50 + taxes & service fee
Space B (screening only): $12.50 + taxes & service fee

Bonsound Concerts has teamed up with The Phi Centre to present a very special event on Friday, May 24th. After a sold-out evening at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn last November, Bonsound Concerts and the Phi Centre are pleased to invite you to the screening of three episodes of Fishing with John.

For those of you who don’t know Fishing with John, the title is pretty much self-explanatory. This gem of a show features John Lurie’s fishing trips around the world with guests such as Tom Waits, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper, Jim Jarmusch and Matt Dillon.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with director, actor, musician and artist John Lurie(Lounge Lizards, Marvin Pontiac, Down by Law, Stranger Than Paradise, Oz etc...).

Moderator: Eric Cohen


John Lurie led the band The Lounge Lizards, which went on to make music for 20 years. He wrote, directed and starred in the cult classic “Fishing with John”, a series that is now part of The Criterion Collection. Lurie is also responsible for the incredible music of Marvin Pontiac. He recorded 22 albums and composed scores for over 20 movies, including Stranger than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Clay Pigeons, Animal Factory, and Get Shorty, which earned him a Grammy nomination. Lurie also starred in three films directed by Jim Jarmusch, as well as a host of other films.

Since 2000 Lurie has suffered from Advanced Lyme disease and has focused his attention on painting. He emerged onto the art scene in the spring of 2004, when he had his first painting exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery. Since then Lurie’s work has been exhibited in esteemed galleries throughout the world. His solo museum exhibits include P.S.1. Contemporary Arts Center in New York, Musée des Beaux-Arts De Montréal, the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, who gave their entire museum to the presentation of Lurie's work. Both the Wadsorth Athenaeum in Connecticut and The Museum of Modern Art in New York have acquired his work for their permanent collections.

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