Downtown 81 (Blu-ray)

Directed by Edo Bertoglio

Release Year: 1981
Running Time: 72
UPC: 7 38329 24453 8
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama, Music
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Cast
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Debbie Harry
James White
Walter Steding

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Directed by Edo Bertoglio

In 1981, writer and Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti innovator and noise music artist who’d just begun to exhibit his paintings, hit the streets of lower Manhattan to make a movie about the bombed out bohemia that they knew, with a script by O’Brien, Bertoglio directing, and Basquiat, a naturally compelling presence, starring. Left incomplete due to money problems and assembled for release in 2000, Downtown 81, which follows Basquiat trying to move a painting while hustling for a place to sleep, became a window on a lost world of life on the margins and crazy creative ferment. Featuring John Lurie, Fab Five Freddy, and Debbie Harry, with musical performances by DNA, James White and the Blacks, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts—and Manhattan in all its mangy glory.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio commentary with writer Luc Sante and artist Lee Quiñones

Re-release trailer

Downtown 81: The Metrograph Oral History by Horacio Silva (booklet)


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