Prof. Martin Lucas will be screening “TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET”


A film by James Gaffney, Martin Lucas and Jonathan Miller
48 minutes, color, 1980

Lang Recital Hall, Room 424 Hunter North

Focusing on the 1970s fiscal crises in New York City and in Cleveland, Ohio, TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET looks at the root causes of fiscal crisis in American cities, and the political responses to it. Using animation, news footage, and exclusive interviews, the film is an enlightening history of a difficult period. Screened at the 1980 New York Film Festival, TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET provides rare insight into the economic and political environment in which the Times Square Show was produced.

Martin Lucas, Department of Film & Media Studies, will introduce the film.

Presented in conjunction with Times Square Show Revisited
On view September 14 – December 8, 2012

Hunter College Art Galleries
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
Southwest Corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 6 PM
Curated by Shawna Cooper with Karli Wurzelbacher