Blank City 2010



Take a trip back to a time when New York City wasn't all glitz and glamour as filmmaker Celine Danhier offers a look at the birth of "No Wave Cinema" and the vibrant art scene that exploded out of the East Village in the late '70s. In the years before Ronald Reagan took office, Manhattan was in ruins. But true art has never come from comfort, and it was precisely those dire circumstances that inspired artists like Jim Jarmusch, Lizzy Borden, and Amos Poe to produce some of their best works. Taking their cues from punk rock and new wave music, these young maverick filmmakers confronted viewers with a stark reality that stood in powerful contrast to the escapist product being churned out by Hollywood.

Reviews
Chris Chang, Blank City, in: Filmcomment, nr. 2 (March/April), 2011 pp. 72
Michael Atkinson, Blank City, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 4 (April), 2012 pp. 56
Sascha Westphal, Blank City, in: epd Film, nr. 1, 2013 pp. 47
Author:Chris Chang
Title:Blank City
in:
Magazine:Filmcomment
Nr.:2
Year:2011
Pp:72
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Blank City (2010)
Author:Michael Atkinson
Title:Blank City
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:4
Year:2012
Pp:56
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Blank City (2010)
Author:Sascha Westphal
Title:Blank City
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:1
Year:2013
Pp:47
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Blank City (2010)

Blank City
United States 2010

Directed by

Cast
Amos Poe
Bette Gordon
James Nares
John Lurie
Michael Oblowitz
Nick Zedd

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Year:2010
Country:United States
Language:English

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