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PUNKING OUT: The Blank Generation

Richard Hell in PUNKING OUTRichard Hell in PUNKING OUT

A screening of several short films born of New York's Punk scene.
Punking Out (1979)
Directed by Maggi Carson, Juliusz Kossakowski, Frederic A. Shore, 25 min.   
Shot in 1977, this 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, 7 min.
A mini-portrait of Jane Barrington, a self-proclaimed groupie as she explains her reasons for choosing her lifestyle, her conflicts with her mother, her intention to marry a rock star, her  preference for British bands and her definition of a groupie.
Kidnapped (1978)
Directed by Eric Mitchell, 60 min.
The director's debut 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.



This program is part of a new series, RHAPSODIC CITY: MUSIC OF NEW YORK devoted to exploring some of the unique musical stories of the 20th century.