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Jean-Michel Basquiat had just turned 20 on the set of Downtown 81. Blending fiction with reality, this classic film showcases the cultural dynamism and raw energy of the era.

Directed by Edo Bertoglio, written by Glenn O’Brien, produced by Maripol, and executive produced by Michael Zilkha.

"An extraordinary real-life snapshot of hip, arty, clubland Manhattan in the post-punk era." - Variety

"Basquiat is a joy to watch." - Artforum

Product details:

  • Release Date: 2001
  • Director: Edo Bertoglio
  • Screenplay: Glenn O'Brien
  • Producer: Maripol
  • Runtime: 1h 12m
  • Live Performances: Kid Creole and the Coconuts, DNA, Tuxedomoon, The Plastics, Walter Steding
  • Soundtrack By: Gray, The Lounge Lizards, Vincent Gallo, and more
  • Starring: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Deborah Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Michael Holman

Copyright 2000 by New York Beat Films LLC, by permission of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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