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Film Screening: Boom for Real
June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
One event on June 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm
One event on June 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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It’s late-70s Manhattan, New York City is on the brink of bankruptcy and President Gerald Ford refuses a federal bail-out. Houses are abandoned and torched, streets are littered with broken glass, yet a community of punk and jazz youth blossom in the city’s corners of violence and deprivation. This is the story of the prolific artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and his early steps into the art scene, where his graffiti that articulated a broken city. Sara Driver’s new documentary brings together Basquiat’s collaborators and peers from this early period, from Al Diaz to Fab Freddy 5, alongside never-before-seen footage of Basquiat’s works to remember a raucous period from New York City’s history.
Screening daily at DocHouse from Friday 22nd June, find out more about these screenings of Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat at http://dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/boom-real.