Beloit Film Fest screens ‘Lost Bohemia’ Sept. 22

Online Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — Lost Bohemia will kick off Beloit International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Year-Round Fall Screenings at Bushel & Peck’s, 328 State St., Beloit, Wis. The screening will begin at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22.

For more than a century, Carnegie Hall rented affordable studio apartments atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants such as Marlon Brando, Paddy Chayefsky and Isadora Duncan. As a privileged tenant, director Josef Birdman Astor began to videotape his neighbors whose lives intersected with decades of artistic history, but his project changed when the landlord served everyone with eviction notices for a conversion to offices.

Astor chronicles the protracted battle to save the apartments and pays homage to their rich heritage.

For ticket information, contact Bushel & Peck’s at (608) 363-3911.

Posted Sept. 19, 2012

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