Blank City

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Jun 24 through 30, 2011.

The film Blank City, directed by Celine Danhier in 2011, and starring With Debby Harry, John Waters, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi and Richard Kern, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on June 24 through 30th at 9:15 p.m. On Sunday, June 26th the movie starts at 5:00 p.m.

Blank City tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970’s and mid 80’s, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.

Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, Blank City weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all.

Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and photographer Richard Kern. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes: Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
South Side. Ground Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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