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Yesterday we gave you the heads up that Ridgewood’s Nowadays was set to open today and, once again, this year’s programming will feature a film series from Harlem documentary mavens Maysles Cinema. Now Justin Carter, co-owner of Nowadays, sends over the lineup of films that’ll screen for free on Wednesdays, from June through August. Highlights include Decline of Western Civilization, a seminal doc about the ’80s LA punk scene that focuses on bands like Black Flag and X. (Aside from Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, it may well be the best punk doc of all-time.) That’ll be paired with the metalheads-gone-wild classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Other music-minded docs touch on The Beatles (The Beatles in the USA), the Stones (Gimme Shelter), Madonna and her Vogue tour dancers (Strike a Pose), Amy Winehouse (Amy), and LA label Stones Throw Records (Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton). There are some non-musical picks as well, starting with skateboard documentary Deathbowl to Downtown, showing just a few days after the birthday of late Zoo York founder Andy Kessler.

Here’s the full lineup.

June 7th
Maysles Brothers: Beatles Vs. Stones Part 1
What’s Happening: The Beatles in the USA
Directors: Albert and David Maysles
Year of Release: 1964
Runtime: 74 min

June 14th
Deathbowl to Downtown
(with 5-10 min intro from NYC Skate Community Reps and Tribute to Andy
Kessler, who founded Zoo York- June 11, 1961 – August 10, 2009)
Directors: Rick Charnoski and Coan Nichols
Year of Release: 2008
Runtime: 77 min

June 21st
Strike a Pose
Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Year of Release: 2016
Runtime: 93 min

June 28th
Zelig (Mockumentary)
Director: Woody Allen
Year of Release: 1983
Runtime: 79 min

July 5th
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Directors: John Heyn and Jeff Krulik
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 17 min

Decline of Western Civilization
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Year of Release: 1981
Runtime: 100 min

July 12th

Maysles Brothers: Beatles Vs. Stones Part 2
Gimme Shelter
Directors: Albert and David Maysles
Year of Release: 1970
Runtime: 91 min

July 19th
The Gleaners and I
Director: Agnes Varda
Year of Release: 2000
Runtime: 82 min

July 26th
Director: Asif Kapadia
Year of Release: 2015
Runtime: 128 min

August 2nd
Making “Do the Right Thing” (on 16mm)
Director:St. Clair Bourne
Year of Release: 1989
Runtime: 60 min

August 9th
Audrie and Daisy
Director: Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenik
Year of Release: 2016
Runtime: 95 min

August 16th
My Crasy Life (Documentary/Fiction Hybrid)
Director: Jean-Pierre Gorin
Year of Release: 1991
Runtime: 95 min

August 23rd
What Lies Upstream
Director: Cullen Hoback
Year of Release: 2017
Runtime: 89 min

August 30th
Our Vinyl Weight a Ton
Director: Jeff Broadway
Year of Release: 2014
Runtime: 94 min