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Blank City (2010)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  6 April 2011 (USA)
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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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Beth B ...
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Bette Gordon
Casandra Stark
Charlie Ahearn
Daze
Eric Mitchell
Glenn O'Brien
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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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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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