cbgbfilmfestWe’re super pleased to announce our first contest at Letters from the Mezzanine! We’re teaming up with the CBGB Festival to see some awesome new films, and you, gentle reader, can join us.

To enter, “like” our Facebook page. Once you like us, comment on our Facebook post and let us know what you want to see! Here are the films and their dates:

1. Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) East Coast Premiere with artist Q/A

10/10 4:30pm at the Landmark Sunshine Theater

An intimate “fly on the wall” documentary about iconoclastic rocker Bobby Bare Jr., son of country music legend Bobby Bare, and his struggles dealing with the repercussions of a perpetual life on the road- the constant separation and the disconnect from loved ones back home.

2. Passione with artist Q/A (John Turturro)

A musical journey through the city of Naples, past and present.

10/11 2:30pm at the Landmark Sunshine Theater

3. Don’t Ask Me Questions  East Coast Premiere

Don’t Ask Me Questions is about the life and music career of Graham Parker and the Rumor.  Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow and many others, the film follows the bands short career of international acclaim and their unlikely reunion 30 years after breaking up.

10/11 6:00pm at Landmark Sunshine Theatre and October 12th at 5pm at the Indie Screen

10/10 8pm at Anthology Film Archives with artist Q/A and performance by Bobby Brown

or 10/12 at 1:30pm at Anthology Film Archives

4. Heart of Bruno Wizard

Bruno Wizard is a London punk musician who became an underground legend. He performed at the Roxy club alongside The Jam/Generation X, and was part of the Blitz kids scene, squatting with the Warren Street mafia. His lifelong loathing of the establishment has led him to follow his own heart. At all costs!

10/10 11:30am at Indie Screen US Premiere with Q/A

or 10/12 5:30pm at Anthology Film Archives

5. Viva Viva

Steeped in the riotous music of urban chaos, meet two generations shaping a global culture of dissent. From the slums to the city center of S‹o Paulo, Brazil, the punks invite us to open our eyes. Viva Viva!

10/10/13 at Anthology Film Archives 1  11:30 am

6. Twenty Feet From Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names.  In his compelling new film, Twenty Feet From Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

10/11/13 at Indie Screen 6:30pm

7. Shorts Center

on 10/11 11:30am or 10/12 at 11am at Wythe Hotel (all the following films)

Spacetime Fabric Softner
The Beast and the Angel
Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself
Tunnel of Love
Leave It All Behind
Good To Me
Who Shot Rock N Roll
Frank Turner: The Way I Tend to Be
You Don’t Know Jack
The Johnny Thunders Story