Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Last City in the East now on VHS!

Videophiles rejoice!

The Last City in the East is now available on two formats, including brand-new, highly cool VHS cassettes for your chunky viewing pleasure -- exclusively at Dead Media in Minneapolis!

There's nothing more "with it" in the 21st Century than appreciating 20th Century technology.

The old school DVD is also still available.




Friday, September 12, 2014

DVD back in stock!

Last City in the East now on DVD
Back by popular demand and relentless, non-stop performances by underground poet/movie star Paul Dickinson -- "The Last City in the East" DVD is back in stock!

Also check out Dead Media, the fantastic new record store with books, gear and other crucial elements. Paul D has hung a shingle with a few other guys and they have something going on every day.

The Last City in the East DVD
The hand-build package also includes a rowdy reading by Paul Dickinson at the beloved Clown Lounge of the Turf Club, St. Paul MN.

"Beautifully shot in Super 8 and Holga.. sharp-witted, imagery-rich wording." -Sheila Regan, CityPages

Full of grit , humor and a mystical urban romanticism, Paul D. Dickinson soars in this surprise triumph of a film. Also includes a previously unreleased recording of Dickinson reading live at the legendary Turf Club of St. Paul.

Official Selection: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Official Selection: Illinois International Film Festival, Official Selection: Tacoma Film Festival, Official Selection: Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Official Selection: SENE festival, Official Selection: Frozen River Film Festival, Official Selection: Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings; 
Repertory screenings: IFP Minnesota; Film 4M;

Friday, May 23, 2014

Film 4M presents Modern Times and The Last City in the East - May 27

We are thrilled to be part opening for the great silent film Modern Times, screening in Minneapolis on May 27, 2014!

Last City in the East star Paul Dickinson will be somewhere in the audience. Come up and say "hi", and I bet he'll let you buy him a beer.

Dig the crazy poster on the left for specifics. There's also a Facebook page.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Last City in the East is now available on DVD!

Last City in the East now on DVD
The Last City in The East is now on DVD via Amazon.com!

The hand-build package also includes a rowdy reading by Paul Dickinson at the beloved Clown Lounge of the Turf Club, St. Paul MN.

"Beautifully shot in Super 8 and Holga.. sharp-witted, imagery-rich wording." -Sheila Regan, CityPages

Full of grit , humor and a mystical urban romanticism, Paul D. Dickinson soars in this surprise triumph of a film. Also includes a previously unreleased recording of Dickinson reading live at the legendary Turf Club of St. Paul.

You can get it here today!!

Official Selection: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Official Selection: Illinois International Film Festival, Official Selection: Tacoma Film Festival, Official Selection: Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Official Selection: SENE festival, Official Selection: Frozen River Film Festival, Official Selection: Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings.

http://www.amazon.com/Last-City-East-Paul-Dickinson/dp/B00H4P7I7M/

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Last City in the East announcement coming soon


Last City in the East -- unused still by Erik Hammen
Just in time for Christmas -- or at the latest, that gloomy period between Christmas and New Year's Eve, where you sit around and wonder where everyone is...    Stay tuned!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tour the Midway with Paul D.

Cool new program has The Last City in the East's own Paul Dickinson providing a guided tour of the storied Midway area of St. Paul -- as seen in the film, and beyond!

Way, way beyond....


More info on this Facebook page.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Next live performance Feb 24

Paul D reads in-person and hosts a cadre of eccentrics and n'er-do wells in the latest installment of the Riot Act Reading Series.

This month, it's at in the Clown Lounge --  a secret subset of the Turf Club (as seen in The Last City in the East)

That's Feb. 24, 7pm
St. Paul, Minnesota

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last City in the East post-screening reading

Paul D reads for The People after the intimate Winona screening of The Last City in the East during Fringe Friday at this year's Frozen River Film Festival.

Paul Dickinson, reading after The Last City in the East show


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paul D interview

Independent radio colletive Ampers  did an interview with "Last City in the East" star Paul D. recently. They talk about the reknowned Riot Act Reading series that he cohosts in the Twin Cities, and about his own work. You can listen to the whole thing here.
 
Paul Dickinson interview Ampers
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Paul Dickinson in the (Riot) Act

Paul (in color!) at the January 23 edition of the monthly Riot Act Reading Series in the Twin Cities.
 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Local poster for Hygienic Screening Room 20

If you're in the southeastern Connecticut area, look out for these flyers at the more discerning coffee shops, gin joints and rock n' roll record stores.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Last City screening in New London, CT

Another January gig!

The Last City in the East will be screening at the venerable Hygienic Art Gallery along with a host of local, national and international short films for their annual event.
 
On January 25, if you're in the New London, CT area on come see our film and have a beer!

(exact time TBD)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Frozen River Fringe Friday - Latest info

UPDATE! Paul Dickinson will be appearing in person at the screening to talk about the film, answer questions, and read some of his latest work.

For those not in the know, Fringe Friday is the height of wintertime culture down in Winona -- it's definitely a unique experience.

What:   The Last City in the East
When:  January 25, 2013  at  1pm
Where:   Winona Public Library

Friday, November 30, 2012

Next: Frozen River Film Festival

The Last City in the East screens at the Frozen River Film Festival's "Fringe Friday" program, up in Winona, MN

The date will be January 25, 2013!

More details soon!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Paul Dickinson performing


The Last City in the East continues on the festival circuit, but underground poet Paul D. Dickinson also performs regularly at live events.

A great way to catch him live is at the monthly, no-holds barred Riot Act Reading Series, recently voted Best in the Twin Cities and usually held at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

Click to see the Riot Act's Facebook page.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tacoma Film Festival - Sunday Oct 7, 10 AM



Join us on Sunday October 7th at the Tacoma Film Festival as The Last City in the East screens in the City of Destiny. We're opening for the mini-feature "Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings".

Showtime is a brisk 10:45 AM, at the Tacoma Art Museum, so afterward, you can check out the museum and go out for Sunday lunch afterward and discuss.

Monday, April 30, 2012

May 10, Shorline Community College

I'm delighted to say I'll be screening The Last City in the East for the poetry students of Shoreline Community College in a couple of weeks! What we'll talk about, only time will tell.

But, comparing it to a summer's day, it might even be lovlier, or more temperate.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Next up: SENE!

Join us opening night at the SENE Festival of Film, Art, and Music for a screening of the Last City in the East.

Click the link to out that lineup of musicians and films. It's gonna be a blast!

Time: 6pm
Place: Blackstone Valley Visitor's Center
175 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-724-2200

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 22 -- PORTLAND

It'll be a busy week for The Last City in the East -- we've just confirmed another screening at the NW Film Center in Portland.  

Date: Thursday, March 22 
Time: 7 pm
Admission: Free!
Location:  Northwest Film Center 934 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 221-1156

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rhode Island -- April 11

Just announced: The Last City in the East screens Opening Night, April 11, at the SENE Film Music & Arts Festival!

More details as they come...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

March 21 -- IFC Minnesota Screening


Come join us at the stylish IFC Cinema Lounge for a screening of short films, including... The Last City in the East!


  • Where?    It's at the stylish Bryant Lake Bowl
  • When?     March 21   (exact showtimes soon!) 

We'll be there to talk about the movie and answer any questions you might have. You could even buy us a beer. http://www.ifpmn.org/exhibits/cinema-lounge

Friday, January 20, 2012

See more of Paul D at the Riot Act Reading Series


As The Last City in the East continues on the festival circuit, I should probably mention that the film's star Paul D. Dickinson performs regularly.  One of his reoccurring gigs is the monthly, no-holds barred Riot Act Reading Series, recently voted Best in the Twin Cities and usually held at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Late night

It's 1 am, and Paul is outside
the room after the premiere of
The Last City in the East.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chicago: November 19th at 11:30 AM at the Viaduct Theater


The Last City in the East will be at the Illionois International Film Festival this year at the rockin' Viaduct Theater -- 3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 (in the south end of the Lakeview neighborhood)
(773) 296 - 6024

The handy morning screen time (the shorts progam starts at 11:30) gives you time to grab lunch afterward and still have a full day ahead of you!

Here's more information on the Viaduct Theater

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Next Screening OCTOBER 8

After a bang-up showing in Seattle, we're back in Minneapolis for the first annual, poetry infused and suggestively-named Co-Kisser Film Festival. Here's the original posting, reprinted for your convenience ---

Great news! THE LAST CITY IN THE EAST will be playing at the Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival on October 8, 2011 at MCAD in Minneapolis, MN.

The festival start around 5pm, and Paul D. will do a live reading afterwards!
Here is the schedule is the official website.

photo left: Paul Dickinson, Jessica Raymond, Megan Roessler from the April premier of The Last City in the East (photo by Jay Smiley)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Seattle Showing -- October 1, 2011 at 7 pm
Local Sightings Film Festival

More great news for THE LAST CITY IN THE EAST! --- We'll be showing at the "Local Sightings" film festival at the world-famous Northwest Film Forum, which runs right here in Seattle, at 7pm on October 1, 2011.

The Northwest Film Forum is on 1515 12th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, on 12th Avenue between Pike & Pine Street.  Information about the entire festival is now live here, and we will post more information on this blog as we receive it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

LAST CITY IN THE EAST new screening: October 8, 2011
Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival


Great news! THE LAST CITY IN THE EAST will be playing at the Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival on October 8, 2011 at MCAD in Minneapolis, MN.

The festival start around 5pm, and Paul D. will do a live reading afterwards!
Here is the schedule is the official website.

photo left: Paul Dickinson, Jessica Raymond, Megan Roessler from the April premier of The Last City in the East (photo by Jay Smiley)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Premier photos from The Last City in the East


Many thanks to photographer Jay Smiley of Flashpoint Industries for forwarding these snazzy photos from the April premier of The Last City in the East (and the afterparty!)

Hammen and Dickinson on the street in front of the
St. Anthony Main theater on premier night.



Paul D. Dickinson (poet, actor), Jessica Raymond (actor)
Megan Roesler (actor)

(left to right) Erik Hammen (dir.) Jessica Raymond (actor) Paul D. Dickinson (poet, actor),
Megan Roesler (actor)

Crowds in the waiting area outside Theater 1.

Q&A session with Dickinson and Hammen, moderated by talented
programmer and filmmaker Melody Gilbert

Presenting credentials and unpaid product placement.

At the Afterparty, hosted by our friend
Joan of the Lollycopter fashion studio

It was also Dickinson's birthday. Cupcakes were served.

Another angle of the director and the lovely and
talented cast at the afterparty.

Dickinson and Hammen talk shop with the multi-talented graphic designer
David Theil (creator of the Last City in the East official poster)

Before the show, waiting to get into the projection booth
for a quick pre-screening. Not nervous.


Theater 1 awaits... (cellphone photo by Erik Hammen )

Friday, April 22, 2011

"beautiful" and "fun" -- our first review is online.

"beautifully shot in Super 8 and Holga"
"fun to watch Paul D being himself while listening to his sharp-witted, imagery-rich wording."
- Sheila Regan, City Pages

Photos from the premier to come soon!