DOWNTOWN 81

NR  |  1 hour 12 minutes • Advance Tickets

Angelika Film Center Dallas, TX Print
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About

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

Cast

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

Events at Dallas, TX

Tue
Dec 10

DOWNTOWN 81
7:00PM

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Wed
Dec 11

DOWNTOWN 81
2:00PM

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