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No Wave Cinema

Born out of the grit and grime of New York City circa 1977, No Wave music and film was the tongue-in-cheek response to the rising popularity of 'New Wave,' Punk's arty half-sibling. Rooted in the Lower East Side and East Village, No Wave was a collaborative effort by artists, musicians and filmmakers to strip their media of all ornament, commerce and convention and break the bonds of 'genre.' In music, jazz, pop, rock and funk all fused with atonality and outright noise. Filmmakers used whatever equipment they could find, borrow or steal to create fast and dirty films that challenged and confronted their audiences with images of violence, bordedom and confusion. No Wave was more a product of its time than a 'movement,' but out of the chaos rose a number of filmmakers and musicians who have become icons of the indie world and inspired countless others over the past three decades: Jim Jarmusch (Coffee And Cigarettes, Down By Law, Stranger than Paradise), Lydia Lunch (The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things), Steve Buscemi, Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66) and Sonic Youth just to name a few.

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Buffalo '66

$10.95 | 111 minutes

An electric directorial debut (seven years in the making) by New York artist/musician/model/actor Vincent Gallo, BUFFALO '66 combines the experimental techniques of the French New Wave and the realistic grit of seventies filmmakers such as John Cassavetes, resulting in something inventive and original. Gallo portrays Billy Brown, who&hellip…

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Stranger Than Paradise

$34.95 | 89 minutes

Beginning in New York City and ending up in Florida, Jim Jarmusch's STRANGER THAN PARADISE is a highly original comedy that has greatly influenced a new generation of filmmakers (most notably, Kevin Smith and Finland's Aki Kourismaki). Willie (John Lurie) is annoyed to learn that his younger cousin, Eva (Eszter Balint), is flying in&hellip…

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