Release Date: July 13th, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2002
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 11 min
"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.
Cast: Jean Michel Basquiat, Anna Schroeder, Giorgio Giomelsky, Marshall Chess, Danny Rosen, Daniela Morera, Lisa Rosen, Steve Mass
Director: Edo Bertoglio
Production Co: Miramax
Distributors: Zeitgeist Films