Downtown 81

Showings

Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, Nov 1 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 2 5:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, Nov 8 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 9 5:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, Nov 15 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 16 5:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, Nov 22 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 23 5:00 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Fri, Nov 29 7:30 PM
Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Nov 30 5:00 PM

Description

"Downtown 81" is a feature film starring the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988.) Basquiat was a 19 year old painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician when he played the lead in this film, which vividly depicts the explosive downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81. 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. Featuring John Lurie, Fab Five Freddy, and Debbie Harry, with musical performances by DNA, James White and the Blacks, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts—and Manhattan in all its mangy glory. This is a new re-release by Metrograph pictures.