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Blank City -- BLANK CITY is an "absorbing snapshot of a daring time" (LA Times) when a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history.  From the late 1970's through the mid 80's, when the East Village was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors created bold works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.


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6 April 2011 (USA) See more »
New Cinema. New Wave. New York.
During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Celine Danhier 
Produced by
Dan Braun .... executive producer
Josh Braun .... executive producer
Andrew S. Karsch .... executive producer
April R. Loutrel .... co-producer
Sabine Rogers .... co-producer
Vanessa Roworth .... producer
Vincent Savino .... co-producer
Anish Savjani .... co-producer
Fisher Stevens .... executive producer
Aviva Wishnow .... producer
Cinematography by
Ryo Murakami 
Peter Szollosi 
Film Editing by
Vanessa Roworth 
Makeup Department
Annette Chaisson .... key makeup artist: LA unit
Eve-Laure Wrembel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Nathan A. Collins .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Abe Dolinger .... additional sound recordist
Claire Houghtalen .... sound
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Chico Nadal .... sound: LA unit
Eric Offin .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Reilly .... additional sound recordist
Marcin Tyszka .... additional sound recordist
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
Damian Volpe .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Orna Bradshaw .... title sequence design
Deepak Chetty .... visual effects artist
Nate Milton .... end credits sequence
Nicholas Vranizan .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Bloom .... additional camera
Monty Buckles .... additional camera: LA unit
Nicole Emmons .... additional gaffer
Darren Frohlich .... gaffer
Jason Grisell .... additional camera
Daniel Grossman .... additional camera
Sinisa Kukic .... additional cinematographer
Adam Kurland .... additional camera
James McCusker .... additional camera
Abigail Spindel .... additional camera
John Tanzer .... additional camera: LA Unit
Editorial Department
Nick Alden .... post-production assistant
Lars Lindahl .... assistant editor
Ann Oren .... assistant editor
Naneen Paglieri .... associate editor
Music Department
Daniel Selzer .... music supervisor
Other crew
Adam Davids .... legal services
Andrea C. Frey .... research: rights & clearances
Megan Galizia .... licensing coordinator
Bill Seery .... archival transfers

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94 min


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Not Again, 9 October 2013
Author: artpf from United States

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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