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Blank City

Celine Danhier's Blank City premieres in the UK this evening, presenting a fascinating look at the misfit cinema of the late 70s and 80s that emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous period of New York history. Made on shoestring budgets in collaboration with the pioneering musicians and visual artists that ruled downtown Manhattan, these stripped-down edits coined the phrase 'No-Wave' cinema. Whilst the punk scene of the same era enjoyed a much celebrated notoriety, this thrilling and confrontational underground film movement has never before been chronicled.


                                    Blank City trailer courtesy of E2 Films on Vimeo.

Set to a soundtrack of Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & Sonic Youth; Blank City captures the maverick spirit of the New York Underground that continues to be prevalent today. Featured players include actor, writer and director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, all captured on Super 8 camera wherever the directors could grab a shot.

Blank City will be screened at the ICA, London, from 2-15th March, the QFT Belfast from 6-8 March and The Cube, Bristol from April 30th - May 2nd.

Celine Danhier will also be hosting a Q+A at the Rio Cinema, Dalston at a special screening this evening.

Shut Up And Play The Hits

Though their ten year reign over the airwaves came to an end last year, James Murphy is giving LCD Soundsystem fans some closure with the documentary: Shut Up and Play the Hits. Charting the run up to the band's final show at Madison Square Gardens, New York; the doc has already received a spot at the Sundance Film Festival, with the hope of winning the coveted Best Documentary prize.

Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the film offers a much deeper insight on the frontman and what gets his musical juices flowing. Read More about the documentary on Fred Perry Subculture's music and culture feed The Buzz.

Black Friday at Grand Street, NY

Fred Perry will go all-out for Black Friday with a three day sale at our surplus shop at 306 Grand St in Williamsburg, New York. Fans can get their hands on something extra special, as the sale will feature a handpicked selection of one-off pieces and rare collectables available exclusively at the store.

A11 Black Friday Sale Mai

Mark downs will be up to 70% off the original price so best to arrive early - the store will open an hour earlier at 11am on Friday only.  

Sale on 25th – 27th November. Fred Perry Surplus Shop, 306 Grand Street, Brooklyn.