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Basquiat

R · 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
6.9/10 · IMDb 69% · Rotten Tomatoes 65% · TV Guide
Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting...
Release date: August 9, 1996 (USA)
Director: Julian Schnabel
Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel
Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski
Distributed by: Miramax
Box office: $3 million
Cast
Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed, co-written and co-composed by Julian Schnabel in his feature directorial debut.
Produced by: Jon Kilik; Sigurjón Sighvatsson; Randy Ostrow
Production company: Eleventh Street Productions
Budget: $3.3 million
Screenplay by: Julian Schnabel
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Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol (David Bowie). But Basquiat's tumultuous life, specifically his addiction to heroin, overshadows his rise to fame, threatening all.
Basquiat / Film synopsis
Did Julian Schnabel know Basquiat?
The director has long been fixture of the New York City art and music scene, so you won't be surprised to learn that he knew Basquiat. However, he has some very personal reasons why, to this day, he's never watched Schnabel's film. “I refuse to see that film.
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Release Date (Streaming): Oct 15, 2002
Runtime: 1h 48m
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 9, 1996 wide
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An unusual film examining the turbulent life of noted postmodern artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his first graffiti works as 'Samo,' his collaborations ...
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