MON JUN 12, 2023 7:30 PM

Abel Ferrara's "Flyz Concert" / THE ADDICTION + Live Score / THE FUNERAL

$20.00 (member) ; $25.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Program begins with Abel Ferrara’s Flyz concert, featuring Abel Ferrara, Joe Delia, and Paul Hipp, followed by a screening of THE ADDICTION with a live score by Delia and Hipp and THE FUNERAL

Q&A with filmmaker Abel Ferrara between the films

Co-Presented by Beyond Fest

‘Seven Nights with Abel Ferrara: An 18-Film Retrospective With Live Scores’

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.


7:30pm | Concert

8:00pm | THE ADDICTION + live score

9:30pm | Q&A with Abel Ferrara

10:15pm | THE FUNERAL

Start times are approximate.  


THE ADDICTION, 1995, Dir: Abel Ferrara, 82 Minutes, AGFA, USA.

“A quivering nexus of AIDS allegory, identity crisis, historical unease, and socio-economic panic.” — Slant Magazine

Christopher Walken, Lili Taylor (THE CONJURING), and director Abel Ferrara (MS. 45) team up for THE ADDICTION — a stylized triumph of 1990s indie horror that mashes up Godard, Bram Stoker, and East Coast hip-hop. As the “Disneyfication” of New York City takes root, a morbid grad student (Taylor) is bitten by a vampire seductress (Annabella Sciorra) and must navigate the shadows while tempering her growing addiction to blood. In the midst of his most prolific, hard-hitting burst of filmmaking (basically that whole decade), Ferrara crafted this loving portrait of New York and a hellish portrait of heroin filtered through the darkest poetic lens. Filmed beautifully in black and white, THE ADDICTION sees Ferrara on his own terms and at his very best: raw, shocking, intelligent, and masterful.


THE FUNERAL, 1996, Dir: Abel Ferrara, 99 Minutes, Universal Pictures, USA.

Christopher Walken and Chris Penn star as 1930s gangster brothers Ray and Chez, seeking revenge for the murder of their younger brother Johnny. At first believing Johnny was killed by rival gangster Gaspare (Benicio del Toro), the pair scour New York City for clues while reflecting  on their lives as a family before Johnny’s death in a series of flashbacks. Nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor (Penn), THE FUNERAL features Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Gretchen Mol, and more.

FORMAT: 35mm