Blank Generation (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Richard Hell, one of the most important and influential figures in the late-'70s New York punk rock scene, stars in this gritty look at the underground art and music community, directed by German filmmaker Ulli Lommel. Billy (Hell) is an up-and-coming musician and poet who meets Nada (Carole Bouquet), a journalist from Europe who has come to New York to do a story on him. Billy and Nada soon fall into a troubled relationship, and Billy has to choose between his career and his feelings for Nada. Andy Warhol appears as himself (being interviewed by Nada); Richard Hell plays three songs with his band The Voidoids, shot live at the legendary club CBGB's.

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punk-rock, musician, journalism, underground [counterculture], career, poet