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It's a Wrap

London swings: One, two, three, four. . .
photo: The Everett Collection

Deep in the heart of East Williamsburg—a/k/a West Bushwick—lies the ARCHIVE (49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn,718-381-1944), a coffee joint-cum-DVD rental emporium that serves as the unofficial clubhouse for this gentrifying neighborhood's arty youngsters. Make the scene with a latte and a fresh cranberry scone, your PowerBook and iPod (though since they play Wire, MBV, and other treats, that's rather redundant), and the latest copy of some dully self-indulgent pseudo-literary journal. Or toss your pretensions to the wind and patronize the fab, free British film series (Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m., see below), curated by friendly Archive proprietor Jonathan Lang.

• JANUARY 11
Joseph Losey's THE SERVANT

• JANUARY 18
Stephen Frears's THE HIT

• JANUARY 25
Bruce Robinson's WITHNAIL & I

• FEBRUARY 11
Richard Lester's THE KNACK . . . AND HOW TO GET IT (pictured above)


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