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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
Nicholas Alden .... post-production assistant (as Nick Alden)
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
Michael Etoll .... special thanks (as Michael J. Etoll)

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An important and exciting document, 26 July 2010
Author: DominicJones from Iceland

Unlike other reviewers here I went into this film at a film festival knowing (due to the trailer available online) that this was a documentation of No Wave cinema, a subject about which I knew little, and now know some. While not claiming that the films themselves were anything other than creations of people who felt that their city was collapsing around them, Blank City is more interested in collecting the (far more interesting) stories behind the creation of the films and the nature of the filmmakers environment. While there are some familiar faces, the true stars are relative unknowns, those who risked all they had to make spontaneous no-budget films of a fascinating time in a fascinating city. I highly recommend this as a quick trip through an utterly mesmerizing time and am eternally grateful that these film-clips have a chance to be seen, the music heard and these remarkably lucky and brave people have their (often hilarious and sometimes moving) stories told.

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