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Blank City – New York’s “No Wave”

French director Celine Danhier’s Blank City opened in U.S. theaters this month with a viewing and Q&A at IFC in New York City. The film chronicles New York’s “No Wave” movement of the mid-70s and early 80s, focusing its attention on the lesser-known guerilla movie making side of the scene, though it pays ample attention to the musical and artistic aspects of the movement. Danhier interviews scene luminaries like Jim Jarmusch, Amos Poe, Viviene Dick, Fab 5 Freddy, and Debbie Harry, all of whom give vivid accounts of “No Wave’s” ramshackle D.I.Y. approach to movie making and the broke, neglected New York City that spawned the movement. Blank City plays at New York’s IFC through April 27, 2011, with further openings around the United States all summer.

More information available on Nowness.

Blank City Official Trailer from Celine Danhier on Vimeo.

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