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a new documentary premieres tonight at the ifc center, focusing on the concurrent no wave cinema and cinema of transgression movements that emerged in the economically depressed but creatively profound new york of the 70's and 80's. these genres pushed the conceptual and cultural boundaries of film in an unprecedented fashion, drawing in some of the era's most luminary figures. accordingly, the film features interviews with many of them, including john waters, steve buscemi, debbie harry, thurston moore, richard kern, and nick zedd. the soundtrack alone, with contributions from patti smith, television, and sonic youth, promises to justify its numerous accolades. full details here, including multiple q&a sessions and introductions by the cast and crew.

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