BLANK CITY film screening paints a picture of art, music and film during the seventies era.
When renegade filmmakers emerge from New York’s economic crash, they join the East Village and Alphabet City art and music scene.
It’s amazing how the cinematography crafted marvelous works that helped to influence independent film today.
With the confrontational underground film, moments were documented to create visual history.
Directed by French newcomer Celine Danhier, BLANK CITY conveys the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements with impressive interviews of how it all began.
Feature collaborators include: directors Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, artist James Nares, photographer Richard Kern, Amos Poe and more.
The soundtrack consists of tracks from Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell &The Voidoids, Sonic Youth, James Chance, The Contortions and other artists.
The documentary is a compiled version of the journey artists made by experimenting with new ideas to establish themselves during the days of bankruptcy in downtown New York.
No wristband is needed for this event. Rough Trade East will show the screening this Friday at 6:30pm.