The Grasshopper

Jerry Paris

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Spectacle | 124 South 3rd St.

Curated by Karl McCool

Wednesday July 29 | 9PM
Jerry Paris, The Grasshopper, 35mm on video, 98min., 1970
Spectacle | 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn

Criminally neglected trashy classic follows naive Canadian hitchhiker Jacqueline Bisset to Los Angeles and Las Vegas as she makes it as a showgirl and VIP “party girl.” Along the way, she becomes the mistress to a wealthy, aging Joseph Cotten and finds true (doomed) romance in an interracial marriage with Jim Brown. Her gay best friend and his boyfriend represent remarkably decent portrayals of gay characters for the time.

Spectacle is a collectively run screening space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, established and staffed entirely by volunteers. Programming runs seven days a week and encompasses overlooked works, offbeat gems, contemporary art, radical polemics, live performance, and more.

Curator: Karl McCool