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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 May 2018 (USA)
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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.

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Credited cast:
Alexis Adler Alexis Adler ... Herself
Fab 5 Freddy ... Himself
Patricia Field ... Herself
Coleen Fitzgibbon Coleen Fitzgibbon ... Himself
Michael Holman Michael Holman ... Himself
Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Jennifer Jazz Jennifer Jazz ... Herself
Carlo McCormick Carlo McCormick ... Himself
Mary-Ann Monforton Mary-Ann Monforton ... Herself
James Nares James Nares ... Himself
Glenn O'Brien Glenn O'Brien ... Himself
'Lee' George Quinones ... Himself
Felice Rosser Felice Rosser ... Herself
Luc Sante Luc Sante ... Himself
Sur Rodney Sur Sur Rodney Sur ... Himself
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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.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basquiat - Un adolescent à New York See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,717, 13 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$166,616, 26 July 2018
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