Blank City

Rated NR 99 minutes 2011

You can’t tell the urban hipsters without a scorecard, and this handy guide to the Lower Manhattan indie filmmaking scene in the Seventies and Eighties provides a plethora of eyewitnesses. Listen to the legend of Cookie Mueller. Discover the work of Amos Poe, James Nares, and the prolific Nick Zedd. Thrill to the sounds of Debbie Harry and Fab 5 Freddy. And learn how Lydia Lunch became the Anna Magnani of Alphabet City. French filmmaker Céline Danhier packs her entertaining documentary with testimony by folks like Jim Jarmusch and Steve Buscemi, reminiscing about the days when New York still had cheap places for artists to live. (94 min.)

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Director: Celine Danhier

Producer: Aviva Wishnow


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