Saturday, April 10, 2010

First Scene: "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"

2010 is shaping up to be another fantastic year for documentaries. Already we have seen films like Sweetgrass and Prodigal Sons, and even better films like Last Train Home, Best Worst Movie, and Casino Jack and the United States of Money are all on the horizon. Perhaps my favorite of all, however, is Tamra Davis' vibrant and energetic Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

The film, which tells the story of the short life of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his start as a graffiti artist on the streets of New York, to hobnobbing with the likes of Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel, to his untimely death at the age of 27, opens July 21 at the Film Forum in New York, and will also play locally at the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC next week. But to give you a little taste of this truly excellent film, check out the film's opening scene courtesy of its official website. Don't miss this one.










2 comments:

Felix Curds said...

A-ha thanks for sharing this, will come handy in time for my art essay. haha:)

Sam Juliano said...

Looks like essential stuff here, and I'll be camping out in front of the Film Forum in the summer heat!