Torino Film Festival

Ivan Kral – The blank generation #TFF34

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He played with Patti Smith and Blondie, he was friend and toured with Iggy Pop, Ramones, Television, Heartbreakers… He lived his life with legends and he is one.

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9 min. and 39 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Ivan Kral, director of the film The blank generation.

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Angelo Acerbi meets Ivan Kral, a living testimonial of the wildest and most free era of rock music. We’d need hours to talk about all he could have told us. Ivan Kral lived his life in US with the leGends of rock n roll, and he has stories that heard now are so unbelievable they were difficult to process while interviewing him…so many names and situations we dreamt of, that he lived and so many people with whom he walked a path in music that now has become historical. As the film he is presenting at TFF34. Still incredible…

The Blank Generation: The Patti Smith Group, Television, Ramones, Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, and Blondie are some of the most famous protagonists of the musical avant-garde (and more) which is shaking New York in the mid-’70s. A series of bands which, according to some, invented punk rock. They orbit around CBGB, a historical club located in the seamy Bowery neighborhood and the cradle of a toxic, mocking new wave which will find followers throughout the world. The underground directors Amos Poe and Ivan Král film their performances, bringing to the silver screen the shockwaves agitating the nights of the Big Apple, which seems on the verge of collapsing and yet has never been so dynamic.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Ivan Kral
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The blank generation
  • Festival section
    I did It My Way - Essere Punk
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