Im a sucker for the creative life that was coming out of New York City in the early 80s. I was a baby then, but I grew up listening to and watching all those people in the No Wave movement, says FilmCenter programmer Keith Garcia. And there was a whole chunk of history I had no idea of until later, when I realized, Oh, they made movies, too? Blank City makes for a unique backstory, taking you right into the era and the films they made. That story includes interviews with everyone from John Waters to Thurston Moore and a musical soundtrack driven by such artists as Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Sonic Youth and more.
Blank City is scheduled to run at the DFCC through May 12; tickets range from $7.25 to $9.75. For showtimes and other information, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
May 6-12, 2011