The Blank Generation
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd., Manhattan)
This evening features a collection of short films that focus on the experiences of young Punks in New York. Works to be screened include:
Punking Out, 1979. Directed by Maggi Carson, Juliusz Kossakowski, Frederic A. Shore. Shot in 1977, this 25-minute film features performance and interview footage of the Ramones, The Dead Boys, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids at CBGB.
Jane, 1974. Directed by John Rosen. A mini-portrait of Jane Barrington, a self-proclaimed groupie.
Kidnapped, 1978. Directed by Eric Mitchell. The director’s first film, shot in super-8, stars Mitchell, Anya Phillips, Patti Astor, and Duncan Smith among a crowd of hip “poseurs,” talking sex, manners and politics.