Dare to Be Different

Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 pm


Pre-sales have closed. Tickets available at the Tusten Theatre box office.


New wave music was introduced to the US from Europe in the 1980s by Long Island’s radio station WLIR, which led to the rise of mega-groups like U2, The Police, Duran Duran, Joan Jett and Blondie. Now, 30 years after it went off the air, director Ellen Goldfarb tells the story of the unique rise and fall of this independent cultural institution. Set for release in 2018, this brand new documentary premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and is chock full of interviews and rare archival footage of a who’s who of new wave and punk bands including Thompson Twins, The Cure, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Depeche Mode, among others.

Join us for this trip down memory lane, followed by an 80s music after-party at the Emerald Ballroom on Main Street in Narrowsburg.

Director: Ellen Goldfarb
Producer: Roger Senders
Executive Producer: Denis McNamara
Associate Producer: Max Leinwand
Cinematographer: Greg Daniels
Screenwriter: Jay Reiss
Editor: Allan Holzman

2017 | USA | 95 min


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Ellen Goldfarb is the creator, director and producer of “Dare To Be Different.” Growing up listening to WLIR has greatly impacted her outlook on life and the pursuit of her dream of directing. Goldfarb has produced and directed many projects, but this is her first feature film. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.