King Blank (1982) by Michael Oblowitz

Thursday, October 9, 1986, 8:00 pm

King Blank by Michael Oblowitz


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

King Blank (1982), 88 min., produced by David Goldberg and Michael Oblowitz, directed and photographed by Oblowitz, with music by Anton Fig, starring Ron Vawter and Rosemary Hochschild. This relentlessly aggressive film charts the terminal decline of a savagely destructive relationship. The bleak landscape of bars, highways and motel rooms is appropriately rendered in superb black and white, and equal care has been paid to the dense weave of the soundtrack.


“The film is an obscene, extended, enraged scream that neither waxes nor wanes in intensity because it has reached crisis point long before we come into the picture.” —Amy Taubin, Village Voice.