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Blank City Review By A Fan of Odd Future & Lil B Who Used to Write on Other Peoples Things

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Blank City

(Céline Danhier, 2010)

Unmade Beds / Permanent Vacation
// Double Feature
Fri, June 10–Sat, June 11, 2011  |  7:00PM
Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Celine Danhier directed Blank City, which is a documentary about the No Wave Film movement that eventually ran into Hip Hop & graffiti’s move from the Bronx, and in general the art world.

I typed her name first so I would at least do 1 thing right in this review. I would tell you to google the other reviews, and they would tell you that Blank City gathers stories from people like Akron’s Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Thurston Moore and Debbie Harry about the early 80’s community of thin, broke people with an excellent sense of style doing whatever it takes to utilize new developments that allowed movies to be made by just anyone, and be shown by just anyone in New York City.

You know kids writing their names big on trains? Well, frail pasty white folk were using film to write their images on anything.

So if you read this blog cause you like rap shit. Then you should watch this movie because eventually it ties in the scene from Wild Style where Lee was boffing that gallery lady to why you be looking at that junkie looking girl at the end of the bar.

Fab Five Freddy, Daze, and Charlie Ahearn are in the building.

Think about Lil B…. how everyone is mad that he can’t rap. But he also has really weird You-Tube videos and is thriving.

Somewhere in the movie, someone says the No Wave Movement rejected everything pre-1976. Think about Tyler, the Creator saying he hates people that only talk about 1994 rap. Continue reading