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Downtown 81 - Region 1 DVD

Directed by :
Edo Bertoglio Edo Bertoglio

Starring :


amateur hour 80's art scene

7 years, 7 months ago at Jul 2 3:33
the 80's art scene will be something that is studied again and again. art as a commodity and the wild times that brought it about. this movie represents it in an interesting way. but is it good?

the short answer is no. the film is clearly amateur right down to poorly dubbing synchronization of the voices. in the narration this is fine, and in some parts that warp into a kind've... read more
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Description: Legendary painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was only 19 years old when he played the lead in DOWNTOWN 81, a striking "lost" film that chronicles the explosive early-'80s Manhattan art and music scene. Completed and theatrically released two decades later, it's the story of a charismatic artist who attempts to sell a painting amidst the rappers, junkies, strippers, models and art-world matriarchs of a pre-Giuliani Lower East Side. This vividly entertaining slice of life is also a fabulous showcase for the music of Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Tuxedomoon, The Plastics, DNA, The ... (more)
Manufacturer: Zeitgeist Films
Release date: 22 October 2002
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0795975102537 UPC: 795975102537
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