Sunday, August 25, 2013

Episode 35 - Zedd's Dead


 
Episode 35 of the podcast is a departure from the format of previous shows. We look at two incredible documentaries that foucs on the late 70s and early 80s of New York City and the largely underground art and music that was being created there at that time. We specifically focus on the Cinema of Transgression and the artists who were part of that movement. The two documentaries we look at are Llik Your Idols which is available on Vimeo, and Blank City which is streaming currently on Netflix. After exploring the two documentaries, we talk about two films that were part of the transgressive movement, Geek Maggot Bingo and They Eat Scum, both from the man who wrote the Cinema of Transgression Manifesto, Nick Zedd.  It was a wild time in the Big Apple, and these films help to give a glimpse of what it was like in those days.
The conversation rambles a bit, and if you've never seen Losman's Lair, you owe it to yourself to check it out over on the Wayback Machine here.
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