Dokumentarfilm über die sich in den späten 1970er-Jahren in der New Yorker Lower Eastside formierende No-Wave-Bewegung und das Cinema of Transgression. Eine Ode an eine Generation ungestümer Filmemacher und ihre Heimat New York.
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I was totally hooked by this film, watching the birth of No Wave Cinema, its implosion and then the natural progression into Cinema of Transgression - all of it bounded by that era's soundtrack, snapshots taken off movies made back then, rounded up by a lot of accountings from people that were actually there, in the scene.
Not because I would watch one of these movies again. And not that I actually revere these filmmakers for their courage, aesthetic brilliance or the profundity of their ideas. But in the split second before MTV and Walmart suffocated us all these suburban kids had the foresight to record their suicide. Ironic that their artistic pretenses were swallowed up by their decadence and black youth's hip hop culture.
So much energy here. The film is go go go. The experimental movies mentioned should be collected for a Criterion box set. Very inspiring. I'm glad Jarmusch is still going strong but wish more of the players were still practicing their form of political cinema. This makes me want to start a band and make a movie.
Really enjoyed this. The bands of this scene (The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television) are the most famous, but it was an innovative era in all genres. The interview subjects are a who's-who and it's packed with film clips. If you have any curiosity at all about New York art in the 70s and 80s, this is for you.
Doesn't matter that this film has no style, it it's a great history of a forgotten period of cinema that burst out of NYC in 1977-84 like a huge pimple waiting to explode. This had me pausing & adding films to my "Want-to-watch" list every few minutes. I had seen some of them, but I'm still looking for others, like MINUS ZERO and THE WAY IT IS. And when Lydia L. mentioned Placidyl it brought back foggy 70's memories.
I love these people, so it's hard for me to separate that from the filmmaking. But I liked Danhier's gender-balance, and the way the energy matched the subject, and that none of the interviews ever felt like talking heads, and there was exactly enough context and structure - not so much that it ever felt academic; not so little that it was indulgent. So cool I (literally) took notes. Liked it a lot. 3.5