Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
An indie documentary about the underground indie-film craze in New York City in the late ’70s — sort of a low-budget SparkNote to the big bang of Super 8. The archive footage is expectedly atrocious, but it does garner some nostalgia for the time — the outlaw attitude, the financially crippled creativity, the urban rot of the Big Apple. Through interviews, the early filmmakers provide some talking-head narration that reaches for substance, interspliced with snippets of their films. At best, some of the talent that has survived (Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi) offers some diverting exposition. 2011.
— John Rubio
- Rated NR | 1 hour, 34 minutes
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