Painting with John (2021) - TV Series
Part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat, musician John Lurie shares his philosophical thoughts while honing his watercolor techniques. (imdb)
Face Addict tells the story of a unique and unrepeatable experience, that of the artistic community in New York between the late '70s and early '80s known as the downtown scene. (imdb)
Animal Cops: Houston (2003) - TV Series
This is an observational documentary series following the work of the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Texas, USA. The HSPCA receives over 10,000 reports of cruelty or neglect every year, and its small team of investigators is dedicated to helping these victims of abuse. (Discovery)
Fishing with John (1991) - TV Mini-Series
Traveling with his special guests to the most exotic and dangerous places on earth, John Lurie battles sharks with Jim Jarmusch off the tip of Long Island, goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe at Maine's northernmost point, braves the Costa Rican jungle with Matt Dillon, takes Tom Waits to Jamaica, and searches for the elusive giant squid with Dennis Hopper in Thailand. (Criterion Collection)
At his execution, Jesus is tempted by an alluring image of a peaceful and pleasant life with Mary Magdelene to try to get him to refuse the sacrifice he must make (imdb)
DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit.
A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his wife and son four years before. (imdb)
This is about a self-styled New York hipster (John Lurie of the Lounge Lizards) who is paid a suprise... (imdb)
The re-issue of the 1981 film depicting a day in the life of the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). The cast includes Deborah Harry, and leading bands of the era including Kid Creole and the Coconuts, James White and the Blacks, DNA, Tuxedo Moon, the Plastics, and Walter Steding and the Dragon People. (Zeitgeist Films)
A Psychotic saxophone player (played both by Amos Poe and John Lurie) lures victims to deserted spots with his music and then guns them down. (imdb)
In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
A savage punk satire about a kidnapping.
A "sci-fi povera" film shot on Super 8, Men in Orbit features musician Lurie and Eric Mitchell as chain-smoking astronauts in a decrepit New York living room that has been transformed into a spacecraft. (MoMA)