Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Poster

Release Date: July 21st, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat's friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. The film also explores Basquiat's rise in the art world, which led to a close relationship with Andy Warhol, and looks at how the young painter coped with acclaim, scrutiny and fame.

Director: Tamra Davis

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Fortissimo Film Sales

Distributors: Arthouse Films

Keywords: Underdog, Creative, Rise, Transformation, 1970s, Engaging, Fall, 1980s, Friend, New York City

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