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SYNOPSIS:

THE BLANK GENERATION - A film about the birth of New York punk rock with early footage of Patti Smith, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and others!

This black/white clip compilation was shot in 1974-75 by Ivan Kral, originally for his personal home movies. The D-I-Y spirit of the film includes demo recordings for the music of each band shot at CBGB and other New York locations. Co-edited with underground filmmaker Amos Poe.

(in order of appearance)

Patti Smith Group
Television
Ramones
Talking Heads
Tuff Darts
Wayne County
Blondie
Harry Toledo
Marbles
Miamis
Shirts
New Year’s Eve @ CBGB
New York Dolls
Heartbreakers

The Official Blank Generation film

(not to be confused with other films of the same name).

Ivan Kral - Yesterday

Filmmaker Ivan Kral was the 1970's guitarist for Patti Smith, Blondie and Iggy Pop. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and
is currently an American songwriter.

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Technical info:
Language:
all music
Runtime:
53 minutes
Sound Mix:
mono
Color:
black/white
Aspect Ratio:
1.66:1
Format:
16mm.
Release:
1976

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