Join us on Thursday, Aug. 2 at LPR in NYC for this very special one-night only concert celebrating the music of Nico and the release of the new film Nico, 1988, starring Trine Dyrholm, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli and opening in NYC on Aug 1 and in LA on Aug 3. This intimate tribute concert will feature six artists performing a mix of Nico covers and originals, including Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls, Julie Byrne, Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance / IUD), L’Rain and Tammy Faye Starlite.
Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance / IUD)
Tammy Faye Starlite
Le Poisson Rouge / LPR.COM / #LiveatLPR
Aug. 2, 2018
Doors at 6pm / Show begins at 7pm
$20 advance / $25 at the door
Presented by Magnolia Pictures / Curated by Force Field PR & Brandon Stosuy
Poster design by Ben Barnes
ABOUT THE FILM:
Magnolia Pictures will open NICO, 1988, filmmaker Susanna Nicchiarelli’s authentically enigmatic chronicling of the iconic singer-songwriter’s final years, on Weds. August 1 at the Film Forum in NYC, and on Friday, August 3 exclusively at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles.
On Friday, August 10, the film’s run will expand to include Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and the Edwards Westpark 8 in Irvine.
Driven by Trine Dyrholm’s (Thomas Vinterberg’s muse in such films as THE COMMUNE and THE CELEBRATION) electrifying performance, NICO, 1988 premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won Best Film in the festival’s Horizons section, and went on to play at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Dyrholm’s portrayal of the aging Nico is a tour de force, interpreting rather than impersonating the famed singer-songwriter approaching 50 and leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the ropes, Nico’s new manager Richard (John Gordon Sinclair) convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with the son (Sandor Funtek) whose custody she lost long ago. A brave
and uncompromising musician, Nico’s is the story of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon.
93 minutes | Magnolia Pictures | Rated R