CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH TRIBECA

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN IN

Forgot your password?
Close
Close
WISH LIST SEARCH

WISH LISTS

Get the most out of this year’s Festival experience with Wish Lists! Add, organize and purchase tickets to the films you care about and stay one step ahead of the crowds.

SIGN UP FOR MY TRIBECA

In order for all this Wish List sorcery to work, you must have have a My Tribeca account.

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like Wish Lists.

Want to sign up?
Click here and we'll take care of you.

Already have an account?
Click here to sign in.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 100 MIN | 2009

BLANK CITY

Large_film_41263767_photo1
Large_film_41263767_photo2
Large_film_41263767_photo3
New York City in the late 1970s. Underground filmmakers collaborated with experimental musicians and vanguard performance artists, all on a shoestring budget, to create the most daring work of their generation. In stark contrast to the poverty and crime that seemed rampant in the economically struggling city, a community of aggressive, confrontational, vibrant artists flourished: hole-in-the-wall screening rooms abounded, manifestos circulated, and Jim Jarmusch, Nick Zedd, and Amos Poe debuted early works to an audience of their peers. These short-lived but profoundly influential movements dubbed themselves "No Wave Cinema" and "Cinema of Transgression."

Director Celine Danhier brings energy and style to her encyclopedic documentary on the figures and history of this rich but gritty era. Blank City includes compelling interviews with such luminaries as Jarmusch, Zedd, Poe, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Lydia Lunch, Lizzie Borden, Eric Mitchell, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry, Bette Gordon, Glenn O'Brien, John Lurie, and anyone who was anyone in the late-'70s East Village art scene. Ample film clips from seminal works bring to life a time and a place lost to gentrification and commercialization in the '80s, but that lives on in a still-thriving tradition of avant-garde art.
Film Information
Year: 2009
Length: 100 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi, Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, John Waters
Director: Celine Danhier
Producer: Aviva Wishnow
Directors of Photography: Ryo Murakami, Peter Szollosi
Editor: Vanessa Roworth
Press Contacts
About the Director(s)
Céline Danhier made her transition into film after receiving a master's degree in law from the Sorbonne. Danhier became involved in producing while working at Paris-based independent production house Les Enragés. She was a member of avant-garde theater group La Compagnie Vapeur and founded a DJ collective, for which she also made her own experimental short films. After moving from her native France to New York in 2006, Danhier moved between fashion and film. Blank City is her feature directorial debut.

COMMENTS – JOIN THE CONVERSATION

© 2014 Tribeca Enterprises LLC | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions