The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Ministry of Artistic Affairs has teamed up with the film Blank City to offer an exclusive contest to win 3 free passes to view the film in Toronto.

All you have to do to win is head over to The Ministry's facebook page, become a fan and be one of the first 3 people to comment on this post to receive a free double pass to view the film!*

Blank City tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970's and mid 80's, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.

Blank City is a love letter to New York, a cultural portrait of Manhattan in the days before Reagan, big money, and gentrification forever altered the fabric of the city. Though a look back, the heart of Blank City does not live in the past. In this new age of digital democracy, the maverick spirit of the New York Underground has risen again in emerging creative communities worldwide. The Do-It-Yourself ethos, audacious storytelling, and sense of urgency guiding "No Wave" and the "Cinema of Transgression" are more relevant and inspiring than ever.

Featuring: Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, John Lurie, Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore

More information about the movie can be seen on the official website.

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*The prize is valid for any of the screening dates below at The Royal Cinema in Toronto:

Friday July 15th @7pm
Saturday July 16th @7pm
Sunday July 17th @4:30pm and 7pm
Monday July 18th @7pm
Tuesday July 19th @7pm and 9pm
Wednesday July 20th @7pm
Thursday July 21st @7pm