i stopped by ifc on a rainy saturday this past weekend and have to admit that i enjoyed this film more than anything i've seen in a long while. i dragged along 2 friends who knew nothing about the music or filmmakers from this time, and they too were radically impressed.
obviously the director has the utmost respect for this scene and those who emerged from it. the film was meticulously researched and if you've read any interviews with the director online, she has spent about 4 years making this film. that is quite a feat.
in addition, the way she approaches these film movements enables the subject matter to be appreciated by a wider audience than just the handful of people in it or who might already know what cinema of transgression or no wave was.
blank city is a must see in my book.