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

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a movie starring Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, and Patricia Field. Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York...

Other Titles
バスキア、10代最後のとき, Boom for Real, Basquiat - Un adolescent à New York, Boom for Real: A Adolescência Tardia de Jean-Michel Basquiat
Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sara Driver
Actors
Alexis Adler, Patricia Field, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Fab 5 Freddy
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and its tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Comments about documentary «Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat» (30)

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Lauren Wagner

This documentary is a wonderful piece of work, one that will leave you with a new appreciation for the artist and his work. The documentary is mostly comprised of interviews with the artist himself, his family, and his closest friends. This documentary is very well done and really shows the life of the artist. The documentary does a great job of showing the artist's life, his family, and his friends. It shows the artist's struggles with his family, his depression, his struggles with his art, his friendship with his friend, and his feelings towards his wife and his life. The documentary is very well done, and I would recommend this documentary to anyone.

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Pamela Stevens

I have been a fan of Jean-Michel Basquiat since I was a child. I have always admired his paintings and his artwork. When I heard about this documentary, I was very excited. I have watched it a few times and I am still fascinated by the man's work. I can say that the documentary was very interesting and it was a very interesting story. I do not want to give too much away about the story but I will say that it was very interesting. I also really enjoyed the interviews with the artist himself and his family. I really liked the documentary and I am going to buy the DVD so that I can watch it again and again.

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Ryan M.

For those of you who've seen Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Boom for Real" at the Tribeca Film Festival, you will be able to catch the director's commentary on the film. At the time of its release, the film was met with criticism that Basquiat was a model of genius, but the film now has a cult following that will no doubt be able to connect with it. In order to understand what's so special about the film, it's important to realize that Basquiat was not a model. As the documentary makes clear, Basquiat was a self-centered, seemingly boring young man who spent the majority of his time painting. But as the documentary highlights, Basquiat was also extremely talented, a brilliant artist whose work is unparalleled in the history of art. I'm not sure why people think that Basquiat was a model, but I think that's what really drives the film. It's not just about Basquiat's body of work, but about his life and the reasons for his obsession with art. Basquiat's artistic background is discussed, but not just his time at a French art school. The filmmaker also explains why Basquiat was an important artist, as well as his obsession with painting. If you like this documentary, you'll probably also like the documentary "Boom for Real" that comes out in April. It's the film that follows Basquiat's life from birth, to the time he died at the age of 23. Check out the trailer for this film, and the movie that follows it, "Boom for Real" at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Maria R.

Very interesting documentary on the life and career of artist, painter and designer Jean-Michel Basquiat. Most of the movie focuses on his adolescence and how he met and became interested in art. As well as the influence of his father, a rich music producer. While the movie focuses on the artist and his interactions with his mother, it also focuses on his experiences as an adolescent, as well as his relationships with other artists. The movie also contains interviews with many of his friends and fans and their perspectives on his life and work. Overall, I found the film interesting and very well done. It was very well edited and in no way is it boring. I was quite surprised by the documentary's quality and really liked how it was presented.

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Melissa Jacobs

As a recent study of contemporary artists (beyond the usual 'artist' role, such as the famous film maker, painter, musician, etc.) I was intrigued to learn that some of the most important and most accomplished figures in the art world (those who have created, financed and/or exhibited for a living) were often the children of their mothers. This movie puts all the major figures of the modern art world on screen for 90 minutes and all in one place. The main focus is the life of a young Basquiat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, from the age of 13 to 18. He's a painter, but also a musician, carpenter, cellist, and surfer (all at the same time). I was never a fan of Basquiat's art. I felt that it was too messy, too much in its way and too surreal and unreal. I also thought that it was too concentrated on the process of making an artwork rather than the result of the artwork. This movie does a very good job of exploring the life and times of this famous figure. The scenes that he was in at the time were excellent, as were the scenes that he was in in the years immediately after. This movie will be enjoyed by those who appreciate art history. I found it to be an insightful look at a creative and highly eccentric person.

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Harold

This is a fine documentary. What makes it even better is that it contains interviews with many of the people who were involved in the early days of Basquiat, as well as other artists. This documentary also includes some nice color footage of Basquiat's paintings, and shows Basquiat's struggles with AIDS. This is a very interesting documentary that is worth seeing. I have always enjoyed Basquiat's paintings, and the documentary covers a lot of the background information. It also includes some interviews with Basquiat's close friends and family members, which is always interesting. Also, this is the only Basquiat documentary that I have seen that has not been hyped up. In fact, I found the documentary to be fairly calm and balanced. Basquiat is a great artist, and this documentary really gives a good look at his life. It's a very interesting look at how he became a famous artist and how he came to be in the situation he was in. If you are interested in Basquiat, you will definitely want to see this documentary. It's a really interesting documentary and one that is worth watching.

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Heather Hansen

A couple of friends and I recently watched the film "Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat." It was a relatively short documentary and a little bit of time but well worth it. A lot of people are getting involved with their teen years, but to me it seems like the older you get the harder it is to escape. As a teenager, I had a much easier time living a different lifestyle. I had the privilege of going to a high school in Washington D.C. and I found that I had a lot more freedom. I had some friends who had the same experience as I did, but I had friends who didn't. I never really had any one person who was just a recluse. I had a bunch of friends, but I never really had a group that I could belong to and say that I knew all of them. I was never really out to socialize with any one. I was a pretty introverted person and it was a lot easier to be a recluse in the beginning of my life than it is to be a girl in a cool group. The group that I was in had a lot of fun and the movie seemed to reflect that. It was good for me to watch and to learn from what it's like to be in a group that has so many different people. I found that the film was quite informative. It was just like a cross between the movie "The Breakfast Club" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." It showed that people can change from one generation to another. It showed that you can get a new job and it will be different than what you thought you were going to get. It showed how people can live through different life experiences. It was also interesting to see how people can have a lot of fun with the idea of getting older. It was good for me to see that and be able to see how people can change so much, because I had a lot of fun with the idea of growing older and growing up. I was also interested in the people that I knew who were involved with the production of the film and seeing how they had changed in the process. I was interested in seeing how much of an impact the film had on them. I was interested to see what was in store for me. I found it to be a very interesting and informative documentary that was really well done. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is into youth culture or how teenagers experience their teenage years.

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Nathan

The late teen years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a fascinating subject to examine for an aspiring filmmaker, and luckily for all of us it is so accessible to view and discuss. With a stellar cast and a great collection of visual material, this documentary takes us through the early years of Basquiat's life, the first album he ever made, and his early days as a painter. By the time he reached adulthood, he had already transformed from a self-centered artist to an art-world genius. As the film progresses, we get to see his beautiful, complex relationships with the women he loved, his history with the French New Wave, his struggle with depression, and his early drug addiction. We also get to see a glimpse of his death at age 29, his final days, and his reaction to his passing. This documentary is a brilliant insight into the life of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. I highly recommend it, and it is so fascinating to see the details of Basquiat's life as it was. The film also contains a great interview with one of Basquiat's old friends who sheds light on the artist's personal life. I am happy that it is finally out on DVD, and I will buy it when it comes out.

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Emily

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a very unique man who had a very unusual and unique life. This documentary tells us all about this man's life, his love life, his sex life, his drug addiction, and his artistic ability. The documentary itself is very interesting. It gives us an in-depth look into the mind of a man who is very unconventional in many aspects of his life, but who is very open and very creative. This documentary is excellent for anyone who has ever had an artistic experience in their life and for anyone who loves this type of documentary. Basquiat was one of the most interesting artists of the last century and he had an almost like a life that was pretty amazing. His personality was quite interesting. There is so much that can be learned from this documentary. But, if you're looking for a great documentary, I would recommend "Gorgeous".

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Lori Butler

This documentary was very insightful and was interesting to watch. This movie did a great job of showing the evolution of the artist, his background, his personal life, and his personal views on things. I think the director was very accurate in showing all of the aspects of the artist's life, including his views on drugs, music, sex, and anything else he could think of. He did a great job of showing the art of the artist and the way he saw himself as a person and how he saw the world. This documentary was very informative, and I highly recommend it.

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Jack M.

This is a great documentary on the life and times of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. It is a look at the life of a young man who lived in New York City during the late 1960's and early 1970's. It shows his career and his life. The film is very well done and it shows how his life was impacted by his mother's death. The film shows his childhood, his early years, his early relationships, his time in the army, and his time in jail. The film also shows the times in the 1960's when he was in the middle of the artist movement, and how his life changed during the time of the Vietnam War. The film shows the artistic process of his paintings. It shows how he makes his paintings and how he finishes them. The film also shows his relationships with his family, his relationship with his mother, and his relationship with his friends. The film is very well done and shows the artist's life in a very honest and realistic way. It is a very interesting look at a man who changed the world.

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Harry Collins

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a 15-year-old in the early 1960s, living in Paris. As he grew older, he was influenced by all the major artists of his time and the music they made. With the emergence of the Beat Generation, Basquiat became a kind of music nerd, studying obscure albums and tapes of the period. He became a devotee of the Beatles and their music, and in a few short years he became one of the most celebrated jazz musicians in the world. This documentary focuses on his early years and early relationships with girls, which makes it a kind of film for the teens and pre-teens. There are some informative bits about the music he loved, but also some personal stuff about the time and the people who influenced him. For example, Basquiat himself quotes Bob Fosse's "Hard Times," an example of how he was influenced by the music of his era. It's a documentary worth watching, but it is definitely not for everyone.

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Charles C.

I had the pleasure of seeing this film in its entirety at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it was a brilliant and eye-opening experience. The film is a fascinating look at the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how he lived his life. The film starts with the time when Basquiat was in his late teens, and then moves to his early twenties. This is when he became a successful painter, and also his first love. The film is very moving, and I highly recommend seeing it. It will touch you deeply. It will also give you a deeper understanding of the artist and his life.

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David A.

Here's a documentary about a man who's life ended with a gunshot in a botched robbery. As a painter, he was at the top of his game. As a gangster, he was just getting started. But when his art was stolen and the only thing left to hang on to was his sense of creativity and vision, he was just beginning to make some of the most beautiful work of art ever. He was like a Swiss watch. When it was stolen, he didn't care. He did it for the art. He made sure that it was a part of his life, and he was just starting to let it be. "Boom for Real" is a very well made, thought-provoking documentary about a man who was young and trying to make a name for himself, and he was willing to do anything to keep it. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. One of the best films I have ever seen.

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Philip Cooper

It is a must see documentary. I never had the opportunity to see Jean-Michel Basquiat's work but I learned a lot about his life from this documentary. The documentary focuses on his teenage years. He is portrayed as a kind of rebel, rebellious and very rebellious. He was also very artistic and a bit of a poet. The documentary shows his early life and how he became a graffiti artist. The documentary is very touching and touching. It is a must see for everyone who likes graffiti artists. I rate this documentary 9/10.

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Edward W.

Just finished watching this documentary on the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The subject matter is pretty deep and interesting and the style of the documentary is very interesting. The video clip of Basquiat is very well-done and has a powerful and subtle message. A good documentary would have given you some information about the story of the artist and his life, but this is still a good documentary. One of the documentaries I've seen on Basquiat that is similar in style is "Basquiat: A Life in Pictures" by the documentary filmmakers. They describe Basquiat's artistic process and how he spent his life and their interviews with his family and friends, his contemporaries, and many other interesting topics. However, the documentary "Basquiat: A Life in Pictures" is not as interesting as the one on Basquiat.

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Nicholas Arnold

I was impressed with this documentary, although it had me thinking that it was going to be a bit of a gimmick, but it really makes you think about the role that fashion plays in our lives, and how much people have taken from the people that they admire. The film focuses on the creative mind of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and his family, and how he started to create his work and ideas, and his fashion house. It is an interesting look into the relationship between Basquiat and his family and how it affected his life. The documentary is also interesting because it shows the relationship between Basquiat and his daughter, he was a very good father, but he also had a very harsh personality, and very controlling. The documentary also shows his relationship with his wife and the kids, and how they were raised in the same household, so you see a bit of the contradictions that this family has. The documentary also shows the political corruption in the fashion industry, and it shows how Basquiat felt about it, and how he tried to bring a fairer world to the fashion industry, and how he was working to get it to a better place. The film also shows some of the controversial items that Basquiat was making, like his jacket, which was only sold in a store, but it was later put on the fashion world, and you see the changing image of the jacket after the release of the jacket. It was also interesting to see how some of the designers that Basquiat was working with started to steal from his creations, like his designer jackets, and the designer belt, but it was also interesting to see how they tried to make the jacket more unique and different, and how it was used by other designers. In the end, I think this film was a very good documentary that focuses on the creative side of Basquiat, and how it affected his life. It shows some interesting things about his life, and how he felt about his career, and how he was trying to change the world. Overall, I think that this film was very interesting, and it is a good look into the creative side of Jean-Michel Basquiat. It also gives you an insight into his relationship with his family, and how his work affected his life. Overall, I give the documentary an 8/10. This is because it was a good documentary that focuses on the creative side of Basquiat, and it was also interesting because it showed the relationships between his family and his work. This is a good documentary that you should watch.

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Jason

I saw this at the Dallas Film Festival and I thought it was very good. I'm not a Basquiat fan but I loved this. It's a fascinating look at the rise and fall of a young artist. He was a highly stylized artist who only wanted to be recognized for his work. He was also extremely controversial. I loved that Basquiat's relationship with his father was very powerful. His father was a painter and Basquiat was a street artist. I love the fact that Basquiat's mother didn't like his work. I also loved the story of the cocaine overdose that Basquiat had. I loved that Basquiat's mother had to be an artist herself. I think it's important that artists have a connection to the arts and I think Basquiat did it for the love of art. I thought the film was very well done and informative. It made me want to know more about Basquiat.

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Joan

I am a big fan of Basquiat and when I found out that he had died I was distraught. I read many of his drawings and I loved the style of his work. I wanted to find out what it was like for a teenage Basquiat. I looked everywhere but found nothing. The only thing I found out was that his father died when he was very young. Now I understand what he was going through and how he tried to go on without his father. I felt that this was a great documentary about a great artist. I didn't find the camera filming any of his life very interesting. It was interesting to see how he died but it was not that interesting. I was a bit disappointed with the movie because I expected a little more. The movie was not very informative and I wanted to know more about the man himself. The documentary was a great look at what he did with his life and the people around him but it didn't give you much else.

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Richard

I've always been a huge Basquiat fan, and this documentary was a treat. It shows how his life was changed by his parents, and how his life was changed by his art. It also shows how he managed to deal with his parents problems, and how he managed to deal with his art. The documentary is not just about Basquiat's life, but it is also about his art. It shows the great changes that Basquiat went through in his life, and how he dealt with it. I also loved how the documentary goes into the background of Basquiat's family life. The documentary is a must see, and I highly recommend it.

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Philip Butler

When I first heard about the documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat, I thought it would be a documentary about his life, but it turned out to be much more than that. The film covers the whole life of Jean-Michel, from his childhood in France to his time in Los Angeles, and it also covers his life after he left America. It's a fascinating look at Jean-Michel's life, his life before and after he left America, his relationships and his various interests and passions. The film covers everything from his childhood, to his relationships and his feelings about his father, to his time in LA. It covers his personal life, his relationship with his mother, his father, his love for clothes, his hobbies, his fashion, and even his obsessions. The film is a fascinating look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's life and his creative style, and it also covers his interests and passions. The documentary is a little slow at times, but it's worth the watch. I recommend this film to anyone interested in the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This film is a little different than the documentary, but it's definitely worth watching.

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Alexander Knight

I found this film very interesting. The story of the rise and fall of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a fascinating one. I thought the film was well done. It showed the different people that were around Basquiat at that time. The film also showed how Basquiat's life changed after he was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. The film also showed how he was able to raise his family while in prison. This film also showed how the police treated Basquiat, and how he was able to get a job after his release. I think this film was well done. I found it interesting, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Basquiat.

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Andrew

I saw this documentary on the big screen a couple of years ago, and I thought it was a very touching story about a man who was so full of life but so dumb. In the beginning, he's playing with all of his toys, and everything seems so cool, but when his father tells him that he can't wear glasses, it's like his whole world has just been turned upside down. The documentary follows him over the next two decades, his first meeting with his first love, his struggles to become famous, and his rise from scrappy street artist to major gallery owner. Basquiat's paintings are so complex that they are almost impossible to see. His techniques were so advanced that one can't really understand them unless one is an artist. A lot of the things that he did were just really interesting. It's amazing to see how he made so much money off his paintings. There are a couple of songs in the film that are really good, but the most important part is the story. The movie was very interesting and I thought it was a great story, but there are a few things that I would have done differently. I would have liked to see more footage from the trial, but the film is so powerful that it makes up for it. It also makes the film even more emotional. If you have a chance to see it, see it! It's a good movie.

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Daniel Lee

I loved this film. The documentary is well worth watching, as is the trailer. The film does a good job of pointing out the impact that Basquiat's rebellious youth had on his later artistic achievements. This documentary features interviews with Basquiat's friends, former bandmates, and family members. It also includes personal stories about Basquiat's life and times. This documentary shows how he was a driven individual who had a lot of faith in his talent, and that his artistic endeavors did not diminish his life. The documentary is quite insightful in its discussions of the life of Basquiat, as well as how he experienced his early death. The documentary is well worth seeing. There are a number of scenes that make me want to write a full review, but, I'll just say that this is a good film.

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Gerald Newman

This documentary is a great look at the late teen years of one of the most interesting and influential artists in the 20th century. The documentary is about the long haul of being a teen, and what the members of the Basquiat family had to go through to become successful. The film covers a wide range of topics including the changes that occur to the Basquiat family, the work they did to achieve that success, and the high expectations they had when they were young. The film also covers the artistic achievements that Basquiat achieved, as well as the negative consequences that resulted. The film covers the artistic influences that Basquiat had, as well as his influences and what caused him to be a famous artist. The film covers all the subjects, but focuses on Basquiat's life and career through the middle of his life, because that is the most interesting part. A lot of the discussion focuses on how the life of a young artist is different than that of an older artist, and that is a good thing. The documentary covers a lot of subjects, but it does not cover everything, because there is not enough time. I am glad that the documentary covered everything, because I feel like it could have covered a lot more. The documentary is quite well done, and it does a good job at telling the Basquiat story. It does a great job at showing the highs and lows of the career of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as his artistic accomplishments. It is a great documentary, and it does a great job at telling the story of the artist, and the art he created.

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Beverly S.

As a teenager, I witnessed several artists and musicians in their teenage years and early adulthood experience "bonfire" periods in their lives. For example, I was 15 years old and became an avid fan of the music of Curtis Mayfield. A few years after this, I saw Curtis again and he was then in his mid-to-late 20's. He looked much older, but still sounded like a teenager. He was quite funny and had a sense of humor. He was kind of like the older version of Marky Mark (aka Prince). I was not impressed with the music of the band "Frankie and the Cruisers" and most of their music had no presence in my life. But I saw many artists throughout my life that were the same way. My interest in Frank Gehry's work was increased when I was 15 years old. I found him on a video and became a fan of his work. I was a fan of Art Fulfiller, Eddie Van Halen, and the Aces. I also became a fan of the band "Plaid Singer". I am an avid user of internet chatrooms and email, so I am always searching for art that has been discovered. This documentary is a good guide in my search. I have seen some of the artists interviewed in the documentary, but I could not understand all of their music. In fact, I was searching for Frank Gehry's music and found it. I am really excited to have this documentary and I wish that I could share it with my friends.

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Susan Powell

This is a pretty amazing documentary that really goes into the heart of the artist and his life. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in art and its history.

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Gary Watson

I did not expect much from this documentary about the life and work of Basquiat, but I was surprised to find that it was really quite a good one. I know I will be searching for a copy of this documentary on DVD, but I would not want to have to pay for it. The filmmaker, Julia Lau, who has also directed "No Way Out" and "Man on the Street" provides an engaging and insightful look at the life and work of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, who in the 1980's was the most prolific and celebrated artist of the 20th century. Basquiat, who is shown in a large, slightly off-camera shot, with several members of his family, as well as a few friends, is often interviewed. These are the stories of people who knew him, of people who admired him, of people who felt a special kinship with him. They also tell the stories of others who admired and loved him, as well as of people who were his enemies. The filmmaker goes into great detail about the artist's life, including his parents, his sister, his best friend, and his brother, as well as his many close friends and associates. The film then moves on to the artist's life, which is shown in various chapters, including his early days in France, his studies, his marriage to artist Gloria Estefan, and his children. Most of the interviews are done by an array of people who knew Basquiat, some of whom told stories of his life, some of whom told stories about his works, and some of whom were very interested in the artist. The film goes on to show the artist's art and his relationship with his wife, his children, his brother, and his best friend. The film also goes on to talk about the creation of a large mural he did in Paris, which the filmmaker, Julia Lau, described as the most complicated painting he has ever seen, and which was a masterpiece. The film ends with a discussion of the artist's life, his death, and his legacy, which includes paintings, journals, and other artifacts. I highly recommend this film for anyone who is interested in Basquiat's life, or in his work.

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Juan

This is a very interesting documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century. The film is a combination of interviews with Basquiat and photographs and archive footage. The interviews are interesting, and the documentary does a good job of showing the background of Basquiat's life and his rise to fame. However, the documentary is quite slow. It is almost two hours long, and the interviews are done in a somewhat monotonous fashion. Basquiat's life is interesting, but I would have liked to hear more about his life, as it is not very well known. This documentary is not a great film, but it is interesting nonetheless.

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Peter

I think this is a must see for everyone. I am a collector of Basquiat's work, and this documentary is a great way to see him in his prime. The film shows a lot of the work he did in his early 20's, including his first major commercial work, "Thing That Should Not Be" (1982). It also shows the rise and fall of the artist, as he becomes a major celebrity, and a failure in his career. He goes through a number of personal problems, including his mother's death, and a falling out with his girlfriend. The film also shows the artist's relationship with his father, and his relationship with his mother. The film also shows how he influenced popular culture, such as his painting of the Polaroid photograph, and his painting of the head of Marilyn Monroe. It also shows how he influenced the fashion industry, and how he influenced fashion. The film is well done, and has great interviews with many of the artists that Basquiat was influenced by, including the fashion designer Giorgio Armani, and the fashion designer Valentino. It also shows the artist's relationship with his mother, and his relationship with his father. The film is well worth seeing, and I would recommend it to anyone.