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

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • 2017
  • USA
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sara Driver
  • Cast: Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • UK release: 22 June 2018

Documentary about the emergence in the late 70s of the young Jean-Michel Basquiat, with enough access to his contemporaries to make the narrow focus worthwhile. Driver pulls together a strong collection of anecdotal evidence and it’s a personal glimpse of an artist as a young man.

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Performance times

Deptford Cinema, London SE8 (0.0 miles)

39 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PQ
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Sat 18 Aug

£4.50–£6

Filmhouse, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Wed 25 Jul

Thu 26 Jul

Genesis, London E1 (0.0 miles)

93–95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4UJ
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Thu 19 Jul

  • 21:00

Reviews & features

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

18 Jun 20183 stars

Sara Driver's unshowy documentary presents a personal take on the rise of the eponymous artist

The title of Sara Driver's documentary is highly specific; unconcerned with the childhood development of the American artist, nor considering his adult success, Boom for Real looks at Basquiat's emergence in the late 70s New York art scene, ending…

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