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Movie poster image for "DOWNTOWN 81"

Carmel Mountain: Q&A on Tues. December 10 following the 7PM show with Coati Mundi (Kid Creole & The Coconuts), moderated by Jade Hindmon of KPBS. 


In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti innovator and noise music artist who’d just begun to exhibit his paintings, hit the streets of lower Manhattan to make a movie about the bombed-out bohemia that they knew. Left incomplete due to money problems and assembled for release in 2000, DOWNTOWN 81, which follows Basquiat trying to move a painting while hustling for a place to sleep, became a window on a lost world of life on the margins and crazy creative ferment.

Directed By

Edo Bertoglio

Written By

Glenn O'Brien


Jean-Michel Basquait, Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddie, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Tuxedomoon, The Plastics, Debi Mazar, Cookie Mueller, Lee Quinones

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