May 11, 2017 · The film "No Wave" opens slowly from black with very relaxing music embellished with the sounds of rolling waves. A man sleeping in a lavish bed by a large window and under a vaulted ceiling, but a cozy room, appears to be resting quietly. Immediately we're quietly lulled into a sense of anticipation.
- Stéphane Lapointe
Il cinema no wave ebbe in seguito un impatto significativo sulla scena newyorkese del Cinema della trasgressione a cui aderirono Scott B and Beth B, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Tessa Hughes Freeland e sulla nuova generazione di cineasti indipendenti di New York come Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo, Steve Buscemi e Vincent Gallo.
No Wave var en kortlivad men inflytelserik undergroundscen för musik, film, och samtidskonst som uppstod i New York vid mitten av 1970-talet. [ 1] Begreppet No Wave är en satirisk ordlek som vänder sig emot de kommersiella elementen inom den då populära New Wave -genren. No Wave har fungerat som inspirationskälla för bland annat noise -genren och industrimusiken .
The No wave cinema of Scott B and Beth B, Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Amos Poe, Diego Cortez and others spawned a new generation of independent filmmaking in New York that included Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo, Steve Buscemi, and Vincent Gallo, as well as the Cinema of Transgression movement of Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Kembra Pfahler, and Gordon Stevenson.
Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Donovan Rocker Peter Facinelli as Michael Plank Sherilyn Fenn as Karen Street Debbie Allen as Charice Harrelson Michael Beach as Leroy Henderson DeShae Frost as Darryl Henderson Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Dr. Wendy Hughes Lyndie Greenwood as Erika Rogers Otis "Odie" Gallop as Sergeant Stevens David Rees Snell as Detective John Burrows
- United States
- November 2, 2017 –, May 17, 2018
The term "no wave" was a pun based on the rejection of commercial new wave music.  Reacting against punk rock's recycling of rock and roll clichés, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to non-rock genres like free jazz and disco while often reflecting an abrasive, confrontational, and nihilistic worldview.
No Wave was a short-lived but influential art music, film, performance art, video, and contemporary art scene that had its beginnings during the mid-1970s in New York City.  The term No Wave is in part satirical wordplay rejecting the commercial elements of the then-popular New Wave genre—a term imported into the New York contemporary artworld by Diego Cortez in a show he curated called "New York/New Wave" held at the Institute for Art and Urban Resources (1981).