Filmfest DC - Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat | MissionTix
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Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Sara Driver

USA, 2017, 78 Minutes

Jean-Michel Basquiat's artistic flame burned intensely before his death at age 27 in 1988. His recognition has only increased since then. He was memorialized in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat and recently set the auction record for an American artist with his Untitled graffiti painting of a skull. Filmmaker Sara Driver brings a fresh perspective to the life of this mercurial figure during his formative years, when he was a homeless teenager in New York City. The documentary immerses viewers in an era when traditional hierarchies were breaking down. Downtown artists were creating their own scene in spots like Club 57, Mudd Club, and pop-up galleries. Basquiat was emblematic of collapsing boundaries between art forms as he moved from graffiti under the signature SAMO©, to painted clothes as Man Made, to music in the band Gray.—Toronto International Film Festival

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004