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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Rated 15

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Dir. Sara Driver. USA, 2017. 1h 18m. Starring Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, Patricia Field, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Michael Holman.

Never-seen-before works, writings and footage offer an insight into the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a teenager. A distinctive documentary filmed in 1970s New York chronicling the times, the people, and the city that helped Basquiat form his artistic vision.

‘The central character in the film remains curiously enigmatic, like a drawing that hasn't been completely coloured in.’ ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘A fizzy, busy, enjoyable memorial to an age’ ★★★★ Nigel Andrews, The FT