Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Director: Sara Driver 2017 78 Minutes Ages 15+
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Thu 18 Oct
06:15pm 78mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Fri 19 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 78mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

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.

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Year:2017
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:USA
Language:English
Director:Sara Driver
Producer:Rachel Dengiz, Sara Driver
Cast:Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Jarmusch, Diego Cortez, Al Diaz, Fab Five Freddy
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Curious Film