To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

No wave cinema

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No Wave Cinema
Years active1976-1985
LocationUnited States
Influences [1][2][3]

No wave cinema was an underground filmmaking movement that flourished on the Lower East Side of New York City[4] from about 1976 to 1985. Associated with (and partially sponsored by) the artists’ group Collaborative Projects,[5] no wave cinema was a stripped-down style of guerrilla filmmaking that emphasized dark edgy mood and unrehearsed immediacy above many other artistic concerns – similar to the parallel no wave music movement in its raw and rapid style.[6]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    12 687
    276 423
    8 840
    9 913
  • A Brief History of No Wave
  • DNA - Blonde Red Head
  • A Brief History of No Wave
  • No Wave and The Lynchian Side of Music
  • No Wave Cinema - Sunsets By Midnight


Prominent figures

No wave cinema, also known as New Cinema (after a short-lived screening room on St. Mark’s Place run by several filmmakers on the scene), had a significant impact on underground film. They were influenced by the works of Andy Warhol, John Cassavetes, George Kuchar, Ron Rice, John Waters and Jack Smith.[7][8][9] The No wave cinema of Scott B and Beth B, Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Amos Poe, Diego Cortez and others spawned a new generation of independent filmmaking in New York that included Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo, Steve Buscemi, and Vincent Gallo, as well as the Cinema of Transgression movement of Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Kembra Pfahler, and Gordon Stevenson. Other filmmakers associated with No wave cinema included Lizzie Borden, Bradley Eros, Aline Mare, Jeanne Liotta, Charlie Ahearn, Coleen Fitzgibbon, David Wojnarowicz, Manuel DeLanda, Vivienne Dick, Jon Moritsugu, Susan Seidelman, Kathryn Bigelow, Casper Cunningham, and Casandra Stark Mele.[10][11]

In 1978, James Nares released a well-known no wave Super 8 film titled Rome 78, her only venture into feature-length, plot-driven film. Despite its large cast in period costumes, the work was not intended as a serious undertaking, as the actors interject self-conscious laughter into scenes and deliver seemingly improvised lines with over-the-top bravado. The film features no wave cinema regular Lydia Lunch along with Mitchell, James Chance, John Lurie, Judy Rifka, Jim Sutcliffe, Lance Loud, Mitch Corber, Patti Astor, artist David McDermott of McDermott & McGough, and Kristian Hoffman, among others.[12]

Coleen Fitzgibbon and Alan W. Moore created an 11:41-minute film in 1978 (finished in 2009) of a no wave concert to benefit Colab called X Magazine Benefit, documenting performances of DNA, James Chance and the Contortions, and Boris Policeband in NYC in the late 1970s. Shot in black and white Super 8 and edited on video, the film captures the gritty look and sound of the music scene during that era. In 2013 it was exhibited at Salon 94, an art gallery in New York City.[13]

List of notable No wave films



Stranger Than Paradise was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.[31][32][33]

In 2010, French filmmaker Céline Danhier created a documentary film titled Blank City.[34] The film presents an oral history of the no wave cinema and Cinema of Transgression movements[35] through interviews with Jarmusch, Kern, Buscemi, Poe, Seidelman, Ahearn, Zedd, John Waters, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and Jack Sargeant. The soundtrack includes music by Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, James Chance and the Contortions, Bush Tetras and Sonic Youth.[36][37]

In 2011, the Museum of Arts and Design celebrated the movement with the retrospective "No Wave Cinema", which included works by Jarmusch, Kern, Mitchell, Poe, Zedd, Scot and Beth B., Lizzie Borden, Edo Bertoglio and Kembra Pfahler.[38][39]

Like the later Dogme 95 creative movement, No Wave Cinema has been described as a defining period in low budget film production.[40]

See also


  1. ^ Stories from New York: No Wave Cinema posted by Monica Delgado for Fandor on Vimeo
  2. ^ New York Noise: Tales from the No Wave - Northwest Film Fourm
  3. ^ (PDF) No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From No Wave Cinema “Documents” to Retrospective Documentaries|Michael Goddard -
  4. ^ No Wave and Independent Film -Gallery 98 Bowery
  5. ^ Marc Masters, (2007) No Wave, Black Dog Publishing, London, p. 141
  6. ^ NO WAVELENGTH: THE PARA-PUNK UNDERGROUND: Village Voice film critic Jim Hoberman discusses the New York New Wave film scene, including lo-fi super 8 films of Vivienne Dick
  7. ^ Stories from New York: No Wave Cinema posted by Monica Delgado for Fandor on Vimeo
  8. ^ New York Noise: Tales from the No Wave - Northwest Film Fourm
  9. ^ (PDF) No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From No Wave Cinema “Documents” to Retrospective Documentaries|Michael Goddard -
  10. ^ No Wave · Feminist Cinemas · Senses of Cinema
  11. ^ (PDF) No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From No Wave Cinema “Documents” to Retrospective Documentaries|Michael Goddard -
  12. ^ "Rebellion of the quiet Retrospective of James Nares, No Wave's subtlest filmmaker". Archived from the original on 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  14. ^ BAM film series 'Punks, Poets, and Valley Girls' highlights '80s women filmmakers - Brooklyn Vegan
  15. ^ Smithereens Criterion Collection Blu-ray Release|Paracinema
  16. ^ Documentary Blank City Chronicles NYC's Gritty "No Wave" Film Movement of the '70s - Cinema Retro
  17. ^ museum of arts and design
  18. ^ 10 Films You Can't Miss at Cinefamily's Month-Long Homage to '80s Indie Cinema Los Angeles Magazine
  19. ^ Free Press Houston » Blank City and New York's No Wave
  20. ^ Northwest Film Fourm :: Series Archive
  21. ^ (PDF) No Wave Film and the Music Documentary: From No Wave Cinema “Documents” to Retrospective Documentaries|Michael Goddard -
  22. ^ Film International
  23. ^ Shooting Blanks: A History of No Wave Cinema - Obsessed Magazine
  24. ^ Schlock & Awe: THE DRILLER KILLER —— Nerdist
  25. ^ 10 essential films from the No Wave cinema movement|Far Out Magazine
  26. ^ Ms. 45 (1981)|MUBI
  27. ^ Ms. 45 - Fandor: Keyframe Editorial Hub for Cinephiles
  28. ^ The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-1990
  29. ^ Blu-ray Review: Abel Ferrara's The Driller Killer on Arrow Video - Slant Magazine
  30. ^ No Wave & Cinema of Transgression|Mudam
  32. ^ Films Selected for the National Film Registry in 2002 (January 2003) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
  33. ^ Filmmaker Retrospective: The Independent Cinema of Jim Jarmusch — Taste of Cinema
  34. ^ Blank City trailer posted by the film's distributor e2 films on YouTube
  35. ^ Blank City (2010)- IMDb 
  36. ^ "Blank City" – official film website
  38. ^ "No Wave Cinema". Museum of Arts and Design. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  39. ^ Robbins, Christopher. "See Classic, Rare New Wave/No Wave/Punk At Museum Of Art And Design". Gothamist. Gothamist, LLC. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  40. ^ Coulter, Tomas (2004). Low-budget movements that defined cinema. p. 26.

External links

This page was last edited on 14 May 2024, at 13:44
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.