Dir. Ivan Kral
With The Ramones, Patti Smith, and Blondie
55 min, 16mm
‘The Blank Generation” is a 1976 clip compilation of punk’s birth in New York. Shot by insider Ivan Kral (ex-guitarist of Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, and Blondie) and edited with underground filmmaker Amos Poe, this rare gem is packed with legendary rebels in their humble beginnings. This DIY time capsule was filmed by one of punk’s very own for his personal home movies. It reads like a bunch of friends onstage--because that's truly what it was.
Though Kral’s pawnshop camera didn’t record audio, Poe scored band’s demo tapes to create this un-synched 16mm labor of love, which is now considered an important record of the origins of the punk and art scene in New York City.
Director Amos Poe in person for introduction and post screening discussion.