Sunday, August 1, 2010


I saw this at MIFF the other night also. It's a documentary about New York City’s No Wave scene of the late 1970s and its evolution into the Cinema of Transgression of the early 1980s. A recollection of a cultural rebellion, it recounts how the artistic denizens of the bombed-out Lower East Side spawned both punk rock and what came to be known as “independent film.” Peppered with rare clips and home movie footage, as well as outrageous anecdotes from such key players as Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry, Amos Poe, Steve Buscemi, John Lurie, Susan Seidelman, John Waters and Lydia Lunch. It was truly inspiring so don't be surprised if you see me out with a super 8 from now on. It may be a wank but god damn, I just don't care!

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