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

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Oftentimes when we remember our great heroes, we can gloss over important chapters of their story in order to create mythological narratives. In Sara Driver’s remarkable documentary Boom for Real, she details the pivotal years that preceded legendary American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s fame. A dazzling record of New York City's art world during the late 70s and 80s, discover how the magnetic Basquiat developed into a cultural icon. Featuring gorgeous archival material and exclusive new interviews with his contemporaries and friends, including Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, Fab Five Freddy and more.

Co-presented by A Different Booklist

May 18, 2018 1:00pm to May 24, 2018 8:45pm
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