BAM’s “Indie 80s,” a celebration of independent films from “the neglected decade between the golden age of 70s New Hollywood and the indie boom of the 90s” starts this Friday, July 17. The programming is pretty impressive, and basically reads like a shortlist of my all-time favorite films. Some notables include Stranger Than Paradise, Wild Style, The Evil Dead, My Degeneration, This Is Spinal Tap, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Blue Velvet, Blood Simple, Blank Generation, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Check out the full schedule here. I think they hit most of the decade’s touchstones but NO VIDEODROME???? Come on guys.