Doc Nights

BOOM FOR REAL: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Directed by Sara Driver

USA, 2017, 1h 18min, DCP

Doc Nights

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Wed, May 23

Before the legend, the fame, the paintbrushes – there were spray cans.

Sara Driver returns to the director’s chair for this demythologizing portrait of a teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat adrift in the graffiti-ridden streets and night clubs of New York City – pre AIDS, crack, Giuliani. Using never before seen footage, artworks, and interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, and Nan Goldin – Driver crafts a spirited portrait of a luminary artist – eternally cool. Enigmatic, magnetic, turbulent – BOOM FOR REAL.


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