Monday March 4, 7PM
Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
by Amos Poe
88 minutes, original format b&w film to color transfer, 1991
feat. Eric Mitchell, Daisy Hall, Robbie Coltrane, Alba Clemente, Jesse McBride, and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Artist in person – admission $6

Still from Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (Amos Poe, 1991) © Image courtesy of the artist

Microscope Gallery is pleased to present a rare screening of Amos Poe’s black and white 1991 film “Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole”. The film, which marked Poe’s return to personal filmmaking after a stint in Hollywood, was described by Vincent Candy in a 1992 New York Times review as “… a sweetly demented original, a shaggy-dog story told with utmost gravity, with unself-conscious references to other movies”. Triple Bogey stars Eric Mitchell (who was the lead in “The Foreigner”), Daisy Hall, Robbie Coltrane, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his film debut. The year the film was released, Poe told Joel Rose in an interview for BOMB Magazine: “I think of this as a very American film. A very New York film. It’s very much an experimental narrative” and also “I got to make a documentary within a narrative. The truth hidden in the lie.” Amos Poe will introduce the film and a Q&A with the writer/director will follow the screening.


Triple Bogey is one of the best films ever made about brats… it’s a radical alternative to the NY movie as we know it… hypnotically poised stasis and muted irony are the order of the day, with a monochrome Manhattan providing a beautiful pivot for a voyage around the void. Languidly witty, beautifully shot and splendidly acted, it wears its downtown chic with transfixing grace… it is a magical exercise in stylistic and intellectual tail-chasing that’s entirely of its kind, and that rare thing these days — a film that dares to go nowhere.” — Jonathan Romney, TimeOut



Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
by Amos Poe
digital transfer from b/w & color film, 1991, 88 minutes


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AMOS POE is a filmmaker, writer, producer, and artist. Poe is a leading figure of the No Wave Cinema movement (1975-85) that emerged from the East Village music and art scene and included Jim Jarmusch, Abel Ferrara, Vivienne Dick, John Lurie, and Charlie Ahearn and others. His 1976, collaboration with Ivan Kral, THE BLANK GENERATION chronicled the seminal performances of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Blondie, Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, Wayne County, etc. Other noted works of the time include Poe’s UNMADE BEDS (1976), an homage to Godard’s “Breathless” and the French New Wave, and THE FOREIGNER (1978). Poe’s most recent work, “A Walk in the Park” opened the 2012 Rome International Film Festival and debuted at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC. Poe’s films regularly screen in the US and abroad including at institutions such as The New Museum, MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Anthology Film Archives, MoCA, Beaubourg in Paris among others. An archive of Poe’s writings and other works is housed at The Fales Library in New York. Poe was born in Tel Aviv, in 1949 and emigrated to the US with his family in 1958. He currently lives and works in New York City.


Stills from Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (Amos Poe, 1991) © Image courtesy of the artist

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