The Blank Generation

Released: 1976 | Director: Ivan Kral

The best of New York punk filmed live at CBGB and more as the movement was just starting. Includes performances by Patti Smith Group, Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television, New York Dolls and more.

See punk icons in their humble beginnings with music recorded from band demo cassettes and more. This is the original DIY film, not to be confused with other films with the same title.

The Blank Generation has been called the first visual testament to the birth of New York punk. See the scene unfold in this gritty, raw and real historical document.


Director: Ivan Kral // Editors: Amos Poe, Ivan Kral // TRT: 58 minutes (includes 5:11 interview with director preceding film) // Rating: Unrated // Language: Unsynced Music // Genre: Music, DIY, Historical // Format: 16mm black/white // Sound: Mono // Year: 1976 // Aspect: 1.66:1 // Cast: Patti Smith Group, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Tuff Darts, Wayne County, Blondie, Harry Toledo, Marbles, Miamis, Shirts, New Year’s Eve at CBGB, New York Dolls, Heartbreakers (in order of appearance).