The Voice’s ’80s street-fashion photographer inspires a film

Throughout the ’80s, Amy Arbus captured eccentric artists, punks, and drag queens in the East Village for The Village Voice. Some of her famous subjects included a pre-stardom Madonna, the Clash making a Martin Scorsese movie on Broadway, and designer Anna Sui in her famous tent dress. See where many of those young trendsetters are now in filmmaker John Spellos’s new documentary, On the Street, in which Arbus tracks down her subjects to photograph them again. After the screening, Arbus and Spellos will be on hand to discuss the impact of those photos and what life was like in the pre-luxury-condo days of the Village. At 8, Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street,, $7–$11




Reliving life’s most embarrassing moments

“Dear Diary, during gym today, Mike was making me laugh so hard that I peed in my pants, and everyone noticed. I’m Mortified.” Oh, the perils of adolescence. Relive your most painful memories at Comix, as real-life stories of humiliation and shame are taken from journals, poems, letters, home movies, and more. And what sort of tales will be shared? The performers recap their first kiss, first toke, lousiest handjob, stupidest mall job, prom woes, seemingly endless days at Bible camp, and more. See, you aren’t the only one that had it bad. At 8, Comix, 353 West 14th Street, 212-524-2500, $15–$20


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