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Nuit Blanche 2010 at the AGO: Julian Schnabel’s Lou Reed’s Berlin

October 2, 2010; 7pm to 7am
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (McCaul Street Entrance)

Rest up your legs while watching Julian Schnabel’s Lou Reed’s Berlin. Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel captures Lou Reed’s 2006 live concert performance of his legendary 1973 album, Berlin, filmed over five nights at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Lou Reed, co-founder of The Velvet Underground and the man behind such iconic rock songs as Sweet Jane and Walk on the Wild Side, stars in one of the most satisfying concert films (Lee Marshall, Screen International) in decades. Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) captures this historic moment in time, as Reed performed his legendary 1973 album, Berlin, live for the first time. Rocking horns, soulful guitar and the angelic voices of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus bring Reed s devastatingly honest lyrics to full life in this exceptionally strong performance (John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter).

See also: When Curators Speak... A Nuit Blanche panel

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