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Movies at the Museum:
Basquiat

Nov 18, 2016
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

Director Focus: Julian Schnabel

As a complement to his exhibition of paintings this fall at the AAM, this season’s Movies at the Museum celebrates three feature-length films by Julian Schnabel that tell the true stories of brave, creative individuals.

About the Film

Basquiat
1996

Directed by Julian Schnabel
108 min
Rated R

Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Tompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Basquiat is “discovered” by Andy Warhol’s art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Major support for Julian Schnabel’s exhibition is provided by Sandy and Paul Edgerley. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.
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