Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel BasquiatDocumentaries
06:15pm 78mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
Sara Driver frames the rise of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat against a vivid portrait of the New York underground art scene from 1978 to 1981.
From a couch-surfing 18-year-old to a precocious talent on the cusp of stardom, Basquiat’s early years are set against the frenetic vibe of a crumbling New York City and its creative lower East Side. Told through archival footage and images, the film offers a comprehensive look at the politics, music, graffiti and experimentation that shaped the art scene as told by the artist’s friends and colleagues who were there: filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, curator Diego Cortez, graffiti artists Al Diaz and Lee Quiñoes, hip-hop pioneer Fred Brathwaite aka Fab Five Freddy and many more.
|Producer:||Rachel Dengiz, Sara Driver|
|Cast:||Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Jarmusch, Diego Cortez, Al Diaz, Fab Five Freddy|