Blank City

Blank City

Director: Celine Danhier

Cast: Celine Danhier, Jim Jarmusch, Deborah Harry, Steve Buscemi

     
 

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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. ButSee more details below

Overview

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. Interviews with the aforementioned artists as well as Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, John Waters, John Lurie, Lydia Lunch, and Thurston Moore reveal how a group of young visionaries pooled their resources to birth a film movement that produced some of the most challenging art of the 20th century.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2012
UPC:
0738329088927
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Kino Video
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
81,953

Special Features

Céline Danhier interview; Deleted & extended scenes; Out-takes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Jarmusch Participant
Deborah Harry Participant
Steve Buscemi Participant
Fab 5 Freddy Participant
Thurston Moore Participant
Richard Kern Participant
Lydia Lunch Participant
John Waters Participant
Nick Zedd Participant

Technical Credits
Celine Danhier Director
Josh Braun Executive Producer
Dan Braun Executive Producer
Bush Tetras Score Composer
Contortions Score Composer
DNA Score Composer
Erik H. Gordon Executive Producer
Ecce Homo Score Composer
Andrew S. Karsch Executive Producer
April R. Loutrel Co-producer
Lydia Lunch Score Composer
Eric Offin Sound/Sound Designer
Sabine Rogers Co-producer
Vanessa Roworth Editor,Producer
Ryo Murakami Cinematographer
Vincent Savino Co-producer
Anish Savjani Co-producer
Daniel Selzer Musical Direction/Supervision
Patti Smith Score Composer
Sonic Youth Score Composer
Fisher Stevens Executive Producer
Peter Szollosi Cinematographer
Television Score Composer
Aviva Wishnow Producer

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