Before the legend, the fame, the paintbrushes – there were spray cans.
Sara Driver returns to the director’s chair for this demythologizing portrait of a teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat adrift in the graffiti-ridden streets and night clubs of New York City – pre-AIDS, crack, Giuliani. Using never before seen footage, artworks, and interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, and Nan Goldin – Driver crafts a spirited portrait of a luminary artist – eternally cool. Enigmatic, magnetic, turbulent – BOOM FOR REAL.
— Directed by Sara Driver
USA, 2017, DCP, 78 min.
— Tickets: austinfilm.org/screening/boom-for-real-the-late-teenage-years-of-jean-michel-basquiat