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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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Release Date:
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
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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
You've gotta love this, 18 August 2010
Author: kosmasp

Actually it seems, that you don't have to, but I think you should. Again this is a documentary that has a specific target audience and most people who are not into independent movies (or the wave of them coming out of America a few decades ago) won't like it. As you can see in some of the other comments on this title.

I respect their comments and their views. I still have to disagree with one of them, which goes a bit too far and does imply something, that the movie does not do or try to do. This movie is not glorifying the filmmakers from that time. Quite the contrary, sometimes they are shown as complete lunatics. But that is the appeal of the movie. It does show you people as they are, without judging them. The judging comes from within the viewer.

And while I have to admit not being a big fan (and also not knowing many) of the movies, I really did enjoy the movie. I liked the way it was shot and I liked the interviews. The pacing was great and the shots were interesting. And that was all before the lovely director came on stage and talked a bit about the movie. Unfortunately I had to leave and didn't have a chance to talk to her. But I hope to see more of the team behind this (her "partners in crime" were there too).

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