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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
Eric Mitchell
Glenn O'Brien
James Chance
James Nares
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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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New Cinema. New Wave. New York.

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6 April 2011 (USA)  »

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

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$116,037 (USA) (22 July 2011)
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Not Again
9 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this was at Edinburg, this is what they said: 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.

LIttle of this is true. NYC has always been about fashion and high prices. Just look at New Yorker Magazine from 1923!!

The movie is sort of boring. Let's be honest, these filmmakers are not very good. And there is little new in this documentary that hasn't been covered a gazillion times before.

And how many times can you listen to some now rich idiot say "there wasy no money" "we did it for no money" "we didn't have any money."

Who does when your 18? What a borefest


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