WEDNESDAY PICK | Return to the Cedar Tavern via the Trylon Microcinema


In the 1950s, the Cedar Street Tavern in New York City was home to some of the most pivotal meetings and discussions in the history of modern art: regulars included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and Phillip Guston—not to mention writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. You can’t visit the Cedar bar any more (the original bar was torn down in 1963, and its successor was lost to condominium development in 2006), but you can see Alfred Leslie’s 2001 documentary The Cedar Bar, which screens at the Trylon Microcinema on May 2 as part of the Every Hundred Feet series of movies about art and artists.