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Blank City

Amos Poe, Ann Magnuson, Deborah Harry, Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, Lizzie Borden, Nick Zedd, Richard Kern, Thurston Moore: A virtual Who's Who of Manhattan artists are assembled for this documentary about the New York art scene, circa 1975. Music, fashion and more exploded out of that seminal scene, but this documentary chooses to focus mostly on the No Wave film movement--embodied by a ton of lo-fi, DIY, Super 8 movies shot in lofts and basements. The films themselves are more interesting for their sociological import than for their lasting artistic merit, but it's fascinating to catch ultra-young glimpses of Basquiat, Steve Buscemi, Vincent Gallo, Patti Smith, Lydia Lunch and others bumming around in front of somebody's camera. 94 minutes