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Blank City (2010)

Unrated | | Documentary | 6 April 2011 (USA)
During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking.

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Becky Johnston
Beth B ...
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Bette Gordon
Casandra Stark
Charlie Ahearn
Daze
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Eric Mitchell
Glenn O'Brien
James Chance
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Today, Manhattan is a byword for overpriced property, overexposed landmarks and overdressed fashionistas. In the late 70s, however, it was rat-infested, crime-crippled, cheap and nasty - somewhere for America to dump its immigrants, poor people and artists. Music, art, fashion and filmmaking burgeoned, fueled by drugs, dares, fads, feuds, and a fair helping of madness. Written by Edinburgh International Film Festival

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$13,989 (USA) (8 April 2011)

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$116,037 (USA) (22 July 2011)
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A must for NYC lovers - it is the essence of New York
17 September 2011 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in NYC at the IFC. I loved its approach, the way NYC is depicts, it is a raw and truthful documentary. I would advise any NYC lover to go see it. It helps you understand the city and its artistic influence better. It makes you really realize the energy that is lying and present in NYC. At the end of the documentary you manage to get introduced to an artistic movement but it also inspires you. You realize that you can make it, as long as you have passion a hint of madness and you are willing to work hard. I was also so impressed by the team behind the movie and i really hope to see them more on screen. To sum up, i love this documentary because i was introduce and i understood a new subject that i knew nothing about and it inspired me, it lift my spirit up.


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