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1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
In the late 1970s a group of aspiring New York filmmakers, inspired by the burgeoning underground music scene, takes to the streets to shoot guerrilla-style movies and in the process fosters the influential and highly regarded No Wave movement. This film examines the events that led to No Wave's creation, in which the city itself, which was in decay at the time, plays a significant role. Featuring interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry and Lydia Lunch.


Director: Celine Danhier

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Blank City (2009)

Release Date: April 6th, 2011|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mainly Blank City shows a succession of engaging, intelligent, middle-aged people showing some very bad home movies that they once hoped were something more. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The real reason to see Blank City is to catch snatches of the now-decades-old films - priceless DIY numbers that capture all the wild energy, humor, and rage of, if not a more innocent time, then certainly a cooler one. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Danhier backs all the memories with a collection of great clips, and it's extra fun to spot familiar faces (hi, Steve Buscemi!). show more

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