The Blank Generation
dirs. Amos Poe & Ivan Kral, US, 1976, 16mm, b&w, 56 min.
Introduced by Amos Poe
The crucial document of New York’s punk underground in the 1970s, The Blank Generation captures icons of the underground including Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and Patti Smith Group on their home turf of CB GB and Max’s Kansas City. Shot in black & white 16mm with non-sync sound, Poe and Kral’s film mimics the cut and paste, collage aesthetic of punk rock. The Blank Generation is a true cult classic.
This film is shown in conjunction with Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. A survey of the extraordinary diversity of punk and post-punk graphic design, Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk features posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges and other graphic ephemera from the collection of Andrew Krivine. On view from January 25 – March 15, 2014 at The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA