This Thanksgiving, it’s not pumpkin pie we’re craving, but rather Punk ‘n’ Pie, BAM’s new series featuring 10 films that cover everything from Sex Pistols to Joy Division. It starts tonight with a rare screening of Breaking Glass, Brian Gibson’s 1980 film that explores the transition from punk to New Wave through the eyes of an angry young woman turned pop sensation. Other highlights include Reggae in Babylon (November 23), which looks at reggae’s influence on punk, and the documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (November 27 and 28). And mark this on your calendars: On November 24, Christie’s (20 Rockefeller Plaza) will host the “Pop Culture: Punk/Rock” auction, with more than 120 punk items for sale including a flyer for a 1976 show with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Buzzcocks, and scribbled lyrics to a song called “Let’s Go Playmates” by Joey Ramone.
Nov. 21-30, 2008