Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Jun 30, 2019 5:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:presented by The ArtiFactory
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Runtime:107 minutes
Director:Julian Schnabel
Year Released:1996
Production Country:USA


Free screening and post-screening dialogue presented by The ArtiFactory, with Dr. Joyce Tsai!

"Confident, poetic filmmaking." - Roger Ebert

WINNER: Film Independent Spirit Awards - Best Supporting Male (Benecio Del Toro)
WINNER: National Board of Review (For excellence in filmmaking)

Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michael 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 successfull 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.