Downtown 81

Rated NR 71 minutes 2001

"Downtown 81" is a feature film starring the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988.) Basquiat was a 19 year old painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician when he played the lead in this film, which vividly depicts the explosive downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81.

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Director: Edo Bertoglio

Writer: Glenn O'Brien

Producer: Maripol, Glenn O'Brien and Michael Zilkha

Cast: Jean Michel Basquiat, Anna Schroeder, Giorgio Giomelsky, Marshall Chess, Danny Rosen, Daniela Morera, Lisa Rosen, Steve Mass and Saul Williams


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