Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat 2017 Ages 15+

6.00PM Fri 19 Oct 2018 (1hr 20mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

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.

CREDITS

78 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SARA DRIVER / PRODUCERS: RACHEL DENGIZ, SARA DRIVER / CAST: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, JIM JARMUSCH, DIEGO CORTEZ, AL DIAZ, FAB FIVE FREDDY / RIGHTS: CURIOUS FILM / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP