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No Wave Cinema 2: The Para-Punk Underground

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This second programme in our New York No Wave focus exemplifies the ‘content-rich, performance-oriented narrative films’ (J Hoberman) for which the movement is celebrated. No Wave films, though radically different, are united by their rejection of tradition and their use of cast drawn from the underground music scene. Works range from James Nare’s junkie portrait Waiting for the Wind to Tessa Hughes Freeland’s exploration of Go-Go dancers and Beth. B and Scott. B’s aggressive direct address to the audience. 11 thru 12 is an irreverent performance to camera, whilst Bette Gordon’s acclaimed Empty Suitcases explores alienation and terrorism in 1980s New York. We hope that filmmaker Andrea Callard will attend the screening. Part of Glasgow Short Film Festival

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