Blank City

Genre:
Documentary

Director: Celine Danhier

Stars: Jim Jarmusch, Deborah Harry, John Waters

Rating: ***1/2



A nostalgic look at the underground filmmaking that emerged from the roach-infested New York of the late ’70s and early ’80s, a time of impoverished artists stealing equipment to make no-budget movies for punk clubs and art spaces. Not many of the films hold up other than a few crossover arthouse hits like Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise, but that doesn’t really matter. This documentary is more about capturing the spirit of a generation determined to express themselves and make a mark for at least a few minutes.