Downtown 81 (DVD)

Directed by Edo Bertoglio

Release Year: 1981
Running Time: 72
UPC: 7 38329 24452 1
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama, Music
Select a Format
$19.95 $11.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Available on digital
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

iTunes Amazon Google Play Vudu FandangoNow
Cast
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Debbie Harry
James White
Walter Steding

Crew
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.


DVD Extras Include:

Audio commentary with writer Luc Sante and artist Lee Quiñones

Re-release trailer


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 3:48pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Brand New 4K Master! Harold Robbins' STILETTO (1969) Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O’Neal, Roy Scheid…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 3:02pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': The SALE Continues! Over 330 Titles! Ends June 8th!' https://t.co/xfsi0uM0Ej' ALSO: The "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" Sale Cont…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 1:45pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming August 18th! Raid on Rommel (1971) • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell & Combat Films: Am…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 1:42pm
RT' @awolverton77': This weekend just got a whole lot better... #JustArrived' https://t.co/4PDw2XFYn8'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 1:42pm
RT' @Neil_Roberts64': Thanks' @TimLucasVW' for your brilliant informative audio comm on the fabulous Supernatural. A film I hadn't seen, I've n…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 30 2020 at 1:41pm
RT' @Journeys_Film': Finally got to see the stellar disability documentary CODE OF THE FREAKS. It doesn't hit every avenue I would have but e…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 29 2020 at 4:18pm
RT' @GeekVibesNation': Kino Lorber Classics Announces July Slate Including Works From Sissy Spacek & More' https://t.co/3HZEp2OyBi'' https://t.c…'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 29 2020 at 4:17pm
Bob Hope was #BornOnThisDay. Our library is blessed with a dozen of his films, including THE LEMON DROP KID (pictur…' https://t.co/QbY9swkr4j'
'@KinoLorber' on May. 29 2020 at 2:46pm
RT' @lee_gambin': I worked on this upcoming release from' @KinoLorber' ! Magnificent film, and fervently anti-war in its sentiments. One of the…
'@KinoLorber' on May. 29 2020 at 2:43pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': The SALE Continues! Over 330 Titles! Ends June 8th!' https://t.co/xfsi0uM0Ej' ALSO: The "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" Sale Cont…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com