BLANK CITY – Friday, November 11 @ 7:00 PM in the Salt Lake Art Center.

Directed by Celine Danhier
NR, 94 Minutes

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 environment where that fueled the creative spirit of the music, film, art and fashion scenes.

“It felt like our lives were movies,” says Debbie Harry in this ode to the gritty, no-rules ’70s downtown scene, filled with rare clips from No Wave films and interviews with Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, James Nares, and more. In a broke, crime-ridden NYC, underground filmmakers, experimental musicians and cutting-edge artists created the era’s most provocative work.

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