Focus On: No Wave Cinema

A list created by sensoria

For November I’ll be focusing on No Wave Cinema, a short-lived but highly influential punk and transgressive movement in New York City from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s, mostly on the Lower East Side. Some of these films may be hard to come by but I’ll do my best. I’ll be starting out with the 2011 documentary BLANK CITY before diving into the No Wave films themselves.

Movies on Focus On: No Wave Cinema List
RankTitleDirector(s)Year Released
1Blank CityCeline Danhier2011
2The Blank GenerationIvan Král, Amos Poe1976
3They Eat ScumNick Zedd1979
4Black BoxBeth B, Scott B1979
5Underground U.S.A.Eric Mitchell1980
6Downtown '81Edo Bertoglio2001
7Born in FlamesLizzie Borden1983
8Stranger Than ParadiseJim Jarmusch1984