The Thriller: New York, No Wave Style
Two noir-ish, low-budget gems, with appearances from Debbie Harry and The Cramps.
Dir Amos Poe
With Eric Mitchell, Anya Phillips, Patti Astor
From the grimy, messed-up, strung-out, apocalyptic streets of New York at the end of the 1970s, we bring you two noir-ish, distinctly low-budget cinematic artefacts populated by punks and No Wave stars. European secret agent Max Menace arrives in the Big Apple and waits for his assignment, but nothing seems to turn out right (though he does get to meet Blondie’s Debbie Harry and The Cramps).
+ Raw Nerves: A Lacanian Thriller
Dir Manuel DeLanda
With Lydia Lunch
The explosive, audacious, self-reflexive, bright, delirious, lurid optical colour effects and wipes threaten to truly overwhelm as a private dick and his narrator struggle to extricate themselves from a very strange and threatening situation.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Film Preservation Foundation.
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