In 1981, writer and Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and Jean-Michel Basquiat 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 became a window on a lost world of life on the margins and crazy creative ferment.

Fri, Oct 25 – Thu, Nov 7
Metrograph
7 Ludlow Street
New York, New York 10002

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