Volume 75, Number 23 | Oct. 26 - Nov. 01, 2005

A special Villager supplement.

Villager photos by Clayton Patterson

L.E.S. as film set

People who walked down Rivington Street recently might have thought they had stepped into a 1960s time warp. Buildings, and a bus, too, were decked out in psychedelic paint and one tenement was labeled as an official Black Panthers headquarters. It was all for a movie shoot, however, for the new film “Across the Universe,” scheduled for release next year. The flick is said to be a romance based on Beatles’ songs. Below, director Julie Taymor, on the set. Although, because of a deluge of film shoots and accompanying residents’ complaints, this part of the Lower East Side had been given a “cooling-off period” by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, apparently, on-location shoots have started up again.

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