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

March 15, 2018 7:30 PM

BOOM FOR REAL follows Basquiat's pre-fame life and New York City, the times, the people and the movements that surrounded him to form the artist he became. Using never before seen works, writings and photographs, Director Sara Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fred Brathwaite aka Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Luc Sante and many others. Providing their thoughts, period film footage, music, images, and anecdotes of their young friend, they help visually tell the story of Basquiat's downtown NYC—pre-AIDS, President Reagan, the real estate and art booms.

Free admission. No RSVP required.