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

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a movie starring Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, and Patricia Field. Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York...

Other Titles
Boom for Real: A Adolescência Tardia de Jean-Michel Basquiat, バスキア、10代最後のとき, Boom for Real, Basquiat - Un adolescent à New York
Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sara Driver
Actors
Coleen Fitzgibbon, Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, Patricia Field
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and its tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Comments about documentary «Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat» (25)

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Sean H.

I saw this documentary on the big screen with a few friends and loved it. The interviews with all the artists involved are interesting and informative. They seem to capture the realities of this man's life and all the pain and strife he had to go through to be able to make a living. I feel like there are so many talented artists who have taken up painting in the past few decades. I love their candor about this time in their lives and the lessons they learned. I think this documentary is a great way to start a conversation with a lot of artists who have recently come out of the woodwork.

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Judy

I first saw Jean-Michel Basquiat when I was a teenager and he made my childhood a little more memorable. I loved him then and I love him now, but even though I know this film is factual, it is still a wonderful piece of art and I wish I could see it again. It's a strange thing, to get a chance to see a documentary about one of your idols, and to then see him come into your life. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the real thing. The filmmaker takes you on a journey of inspiration and passion, of the ephemeral beauty of art, and the spirit of an artist who, as Jean-Michel once said, was obsessed with what he saw. I don't know how this film will be received, but I think it will be a huge success and a reminder to people of what artists can do.

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Amber P.

Basquiat was one of the best people of his generation. He was constantly playing in bands and doing drugs. In this documentary we get to hear his thoughts and views on life and art. Basquiat is at his best when talking about art. It's a really good look at what he was up to during his life. It's a bit weird to see him try to be cool, but it's really fascinating and funny. The documentary really brings out his flaws and he's really funny about it. I think this film is very important because it shows that artists need to be themselves and don't need to be like celebrities. Basquiat's life is really interesting and it's worth seeing.

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Douglas Oliver

I saw this documentary, called "Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat", at the NYFF. The film is a mixture of interviews and photos from the actual time period, as well as the time period surrounding the documentary. The interviews were of a documentary nature and the photography was the images shown in the documentary. In the end, it was very interesting, especially since the subjects of the interviews are extremely famous, as well as the times they were doing these interviews. It is also interesting to see some of the different kinds of fashion and design they had been involved in. I think the overall message of the documentary is very important and should be seen. The documentary ends with the main subject talking about the film, the project, and the impact it had. I recommend this documentary to any fans of the subjects or anyone who is interested in fashion and design.

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Karen C.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most important and controversial figures of the last century. This documentary is a mixture of interviews and documentary footage, but it is mainly about the life and work of Basquiat. The documentary is narrated by Basquiat's widow, who also co-produced the film. This documentary is a must for Basquiat aficionados. It is the most comprehensive documentary ever made about the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. It is a great film that chronicles the life of a brilliant artist and the controversial artist who left his mark on the fashion industry. This is a must for all Basquiat aficionados.

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Christian Simmons

I would recommend this movie to anyone who appreciates and knows the art of film and/or fine art. If you're looking for a book that shows you Basquiat's work, this is not it. The movie is a bit slow, and that's okay. The only thing that made me stop and think was how many times I had seen it, and I'm glad that I didn't see it until last night. If you like Basquiat and like this movie, you'll probably enjoy this movie. It's not exactly about Basquiat, but if you want to see it for yourself, it's worth it.

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Jack O.

The interviews are interesting and contain a lot of information. Unfortunately, they are cut together in an incredibly slow fashion, and I found it very difficult to follow most of the conversations. The interviews are also not as well-structured as the artwork. However, for some reason, I found this interesting and quite engaging. It's an interesting documentary about one of the most important artists of the last 30 years. Unfortunately, for me, it was too much information and a bit boring.

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Lawrence

In the past, the sole focus of art had been the artist's personality or his work, but it's still more than that. What are these artists actually like, what makes them tick? I can remember the feeling I had when I first saw Jean-Michel Basquiat's work. A very unique style, that really gave me a different view on life and art. I also felt a very personal connection to him, as I grew up with a very similar childhood. The documentary 'Booms for Real' does not try to reveal or explain anything about the artist, but it focuses on his life, and how he's influenced by his surroundings. It also gives an insight into his life through the influence of his parents, who inspired him a lot. The documentary does a great job at showing the real life style of Basquiat, the skills that he used to make his art, his upbringing, and his relationship with his mother and his father. The only problem is that the documentary does not show all of his works, nor the real life art that he made. It's mainly focused on his works of art and the effect he had on his peers. It's like they didn't know how to paint the real life style. I'm sure that his art could have been better if they had more of a detail on his life. As a viewer, I'm not sure if I would have been satisfied with the documentary. I'm not sure if I would have liked it, if it was an art documentary, but I did enjoy the documentary. The documentary is worth watching if you're a fan of Jean-Michel Basquiat, because it will give you a more personal view on his life and his art.

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Shirley J.

My favorite Basquiat film is The Last Picture Show. I have always been a big fan of Basquiat's and he's not that well-known, but I always wanted to see him in film. I'm not sure what to say about this documentary. It's not really about him but it's about his art and the people around him and the reaction to his art. It's so fascinating to see how he was able to rise from a struggling, depressed artist to a famous artist in just 5 years. I was really moved by this film and I think it's very important.

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Jean Ross

Greetings from Lithuania. "Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat" is a documentary about the life and times of the famous French painter and street artist known as Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was made in 2008 and based on interviews with people who knew him best, his wife, mother, father, stepfather, a number of friends, his fans, the photographer who snapped him in his prime and his music producer and his friend and collaborator Stelvio Cipriani. The film covers a number of topics, including his education, his rise to fame, his approach to art, his real life and personal life. It includes some nostalgic scenes of Basquiat himself as a young man, some practical information about the artist and the music he loved and some interviews with some of his fans and acquaintances. This is a very interesting documentary, it is well edited and the film runs at a good pace. There are some interviews from real life friends of Basquiat and he also has some personal interviews from his wife, mother and stepfather. These are always a pleasure to watch. The film includes many interviews with others, some of them are well known but others are not. One of the best parts of the documentary is the presence of Gabor Bozorgski who, unfortunately, died in 2010 at the age of 47. It is a great loss for Basquiat. He was very warm and engaging and his family and friends are touched by his memory. This is a very touching documentary and it is a good thing that this film was made. It shows the life and times of one of the most famous and interesting French artists of the 20th century.

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Amanda

The best documentary I've seen about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The film is well shot and also features interviews with many of his friends, as well as the many, many photos of the artist himself. Basquiat was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and for me, this documentary is a must-see.

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Christian

In 2000, I went to the Jarry School of Fine Arts in Manhattan with the intention of doing an exhibition of photographs. It was the year after the National Gallery of Art's Fine Art Film Festival, which, by the way, was one of the highlights of that year. It was my intention to do the show for my art history class, but it would have been a lot more fun if I had done it for my art history teacher, as well. To do the show for him was an excellent idea. I had only seen one photo by Basquiat in the gallery and he was wearing a suit. I had no idea he was such a prolific artist, nor that he had died so early, but when I saw this show I had to have Basquiat in my class. I was able to get the exhibit published in The New Yorker and got the art world to see the pictures, which was a great victory for me. I didn't know he had died before I showed the pictures, but as far as I could tell he was still alive. The show is a lot of fun, with good-looking pictures, and it's kind of like a documentary with the photographs. Basquiat is one of the best photographers of all time. I wish I could have been in his position, and have seen him as a photographer. I had some of his old photos from his heyday in New York, and he was in love with his first wife, the writer and photographer Dorothy Rabinowitz. He made her a special drawing, but she left him and his first wife, Julie Darrieux, was looking for someone new. They moved to Paris, and Basquiat ended up married to his friend Roberta Swann. They had a son, but Basquiat, as a young man, began to enjoy his art more than his marriage. He began to make the paintings for his wife, but she was still interested in what she called "the exquisite". He began to focus more on the fine arts, and began to travel around the world. He moved from Paris to Amsterdam, New York, London, and Venice. The whole thing is worth a look. I'd give it a 9/10.

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John Tucker

This is a very well made documentary about the life and times of one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The documentary is very well done. The film is very well edited and the interviews with the people involved in his life are very interesting. It's a very good look at one of the most important artists of the 20th century. I would recommend this film to anyone interested in art history or Basquiat. The film is a little slow at times but it is worth watching. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in Basquiat's life and his art.

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Christopher G.

Having a great sense of style and a style in music, some amazing original works in art and some more usual stuff in terms of the productions that he made, he was not even that well known in the West, not for the good part of his life and after his death. A great look at his life, his career, his personal relationships and so on. He did not even have an album of his own for the time but he is a really important and great artist, with a really great influence. It was nice to see some of his early videos and also his other works, really great stuff, I recommend to see this movie. Nowadays, there are a lot of new artists that really do not have an influence on the music world like Andrew Bird, or like Tame Impala, or the whole British scene. Jean-Michel Basquiat is a really important artist and he is not dead yet.

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Christina

This documentary chronicles the early life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the life and times of his art. It covers a wide array of topics including Basquiat's history, his art and music, his music career, and his art and other works. It also covers his art history and style as well as the various generations of people who he influenced. It also covers his involvement in the AIDS crisis, specifically the ways that he came to have his artwork be a symbol of the epidemic. It also covers his wife and his family, and the different aspects of their life. There are some factual mistakes, such as not mentioning the time of the film's filming. It also doesn't cover the life of the young painter. It also doesn't cover Basquiat's eventual death or his death in a fire. There is some music in the film that I didn't really like. The music was very choppy and not very interesting, but it's alright. The documentary did a good job of telling the story of a life and a work. It also showed how influential his work was and the impact that his art had. Overall, this documentary is a good film and is well worth watching. If you're a Basquiat fan, I think you will find this documentary informative.

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Kathleen A.

There was something about the early 1980's that I didn't get. I remember it like it was yesterday. I think I missed it the first time around. Since then I've been aware of it. It's probably the first thing that comes to mind when I think of that decade. The Disco era. Not just the clothes and the music but also the culture, the style. Not just the music but also the style. All those years I've been a teenager I've felt, looked, and lived like one of the people featured in this film. This is a documentary that is on par with any I've seen about that period in history. It's got interviews with Basquiat, De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Soul Asylum, Jimmy Cliff, and many others. There's even an interview with one of the artists featured in the film, though it's an extra. And it's very fun to hear stories about those people, and those clothes. Basquiat was a show-stealer, I think. I liked the early 80's and I like to think I know a little bit about it, but I still can't quite put my finger on what I liked about it. If you are a Basquiat fan, this film will be a treat for you. If you are not a Basquiat fan, it might be a little bit on the dry side.

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Pamela

No doubt about it, this documentary gives the best look at the life of one of the most influential artists of the early 80's. The film takes the viewer on an incredible journey of Basquiat's life, as he strives to put his artistic vision out on the big screen. While not a film with the attention span of a documentary, this film is certainly worth seeing for anyone who appreciates artists. The film is shot with a fascinating mix of vintage images and real life footage, and it shows how a creative genius as talented as Basquiat was able to grow so quickly as a young man, as well as develop his unique style in an effort to make a living. It also highlights the many people who worked alongside him to make his art come to life. Basquiat's inner life is revealed through interviews with friends, his family, and people who knew him. We get to see the incredible fashion, art, and music that he made in his youth. We see that his style was influenced by his father, who left home when Basquiat was young to make a better life for himself. He also sees that his style was influenced by his mother, who died when he was young. Basquiat's talent was realized through his work, and his style of painting was the most important aspect of his artistic life. His greatest gift to the world was that his work was so well-known that he became a phenomenon. We see that he had the potential to become a great artist. However, he didn't have the time to get his work out into the world. This film is about a unique man, who was not only an amazing artist, but was also an incredible human being. Basquiat's artistic vision was completely an obsession, and he did not have time for other people to follow in his footsteps. He was a womanizer, and his love for sex was on full display. It's difficult to believe that there is such a strong bond between him and his family. There are many people who were also influenced by his work, but it's important to note that this documentary is not about Basquiat's life. It's about the impact his work had on the world. Basquiat's life was an amazing artistic journey, as well as a fascinating journey of the artist. If you're interested in Basquiat's work, this documentary is definitely worth seeing.

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Nicholas

I saw this movie last night at the FADM Fest in Atlanta, Georgia. The subject matter was rather controversial, as was the subject matter of the movie. It was very unique, as was the acting and filming. It really brought me in and felt like it was something you had to experience. If you are looking for a "feel good" movie, I can't recommend this movie. However, if you are a Basquiat fan and are looking for a great documentary about him, this is the movie for you.

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Jerry Russell

I found this documentary to be extremely interesting and insightful. A few quick things that stood out to me. 1. The concept of "rotating sculpture" - the term itself has been used in some past documentaries to describe this practice in art and is used by the Basquiat family. A rotating sculpture is the concept of drawing a piece of art to depict a specific person and this is what the Basquiat family did with their family portrait. The idea of drawing art to describe a person is something I have noticed with many people, and it is something that I see in this family. 2. The way that the artist or the photographer chooses to photograph a person. I have always felt that the way that people photograph people is kind of strange. I am not really sure how this works in this family's case, but I have seen some of the photos of the family. They seem to choose to photograph the family portrait more than the family portrait itself. There are also times where the portrait is on the left side of the frame, and there is a single image on the right. This makes it hard to see what is actually on the portrait. 3. The concept of a portrait that is about the individual, rather than the family. The family portrait is almost the exact opposite of what we see in many other art exhibitions. The couple or the family are not even present in the photograph, so how are we supposed to see that the portrait is about the family? It is all about the individual, but the individual is never shown in this family portrait. 4. The person is never shown in the image. The portrait is mostly about the family. If this is the case, then I think it is a good idea to have the family portrait show what the family is about, but in this case, it is not very clear. It is also hard to understand the idea of a single image on the right. 5. The photography and the shooting of the family portrait. I think that the photography in this case is pretty decent. The photography is good, and there is a lot of good examples. However, I think that the subject matter of the family portrait is very interesting, and the reason why I like this family portrait so much is that it shows the family in a very real and deep way. It is hard to see the person as an individual. It is not clear whether it is a portrait or a family portrait, but the person is shown in a way that you can feel that the person is a family. I think this is a very interesting family portrait. It is not easy to see how the family portrait was made, but it is clear that this family portrait is not just made up of the portrait and the portrait's subject matter. I really enjoyed this documentary. I think that it is interesting to see how the family portrait is made, but I think that it is really hard to see the family portrait in a way that is consistent with the idea that it is a family portrait. If you are interested in this, I think that you should definitely check it out. If you liked this, then check out "Inside the Basquiat Family: Photographing the Basquiat Family" which is a documentary about the documentary about the photographer for this documentary.

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Harold Hernandez

I have watched this documentary many times, always intrigued by the thought process of this talented artist who seems to lack direction. I have read numerous essays and academic articles about Basquiat, but have never really understood the artist and the world he created. This documentary was really a great way to start to understand the painter's life and work, although I am sure that Basquiat would disagree with some of the conclusions drawn by this documentary. However, I was always fascinated by his work and the way his life and work moved through time. It is really important for us to understand what drives an artist, as it seems that Basquiat did not have the freedom to do what he wanted to do, but what he really wanted to do was create art. His work is about art and expressing emotions, and what he did was not really about commercial success, but his passion and desire to express emotions. This documentary was a great way to show us a great artist and the world he created.

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Cheryl Anderson

I was fortunate enough to watch this documentary over two days in San Francisco's museums. I was drawn to the film after hearing about the fascinating story of Basquiat's early life and his later career, which was in the backdrop of the 1970s in the art world. I also found the film's focus on the "young rebellious" Basquiat's artistic development and his relationship with his father and his art teacher, as well as his later career as a graffiti artist, to be fascinating. Most of the interviews with those who knew and worked with Basquiat or worked with him have been very informative and illuminating. The film did a good job of documenting the last few years of Basquiat's life, which was very interesting as the filmmaker was able to provide a detailed look into his personal life and also his art career. In the documentary, the filmmaker focused on Basquiat's final years and the time he spent in his mother's nursing home in New York City. Basquiat's family was a source of strength and support and they showed him how important his mother was to his artistic growth. After his mother died, Basquiat's father, Nicholas Basquiat, moved to Paris and became a painter and won an Academy Award for his paintings. Basquiat's relationship with his father deteriorated and he began to drift away from his artistic career. One of the most interesting parts of the film is the comment of the filmmaker, Tod Williams, who comments that Basquiat's painting of an American woman being hanged by a gang of children was the most significant painting in his life. Basquiat later painted this painting in a studio at his mother's home in New York City. I also found the film to be very entertaining as I was able to identify with the many themes and themes in the film. The most entertaining part of the film for me was the juxtaposition of Basquiat's paintings in his room and in his mother's nursing home. I was also amused at the many moments of humor in the film. It was an interesting documentary and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Basquiat's early life or his later career.

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Alexander Robinson

If you don't know Jean-Michel Basquiat, you need to watch this. The documentary features an array of clips from Basquiat's work and interviews with other artists who have seen the artist's work, ranging from Blackpool Boys to Jean-Michel Basquiat himself. But the best part is the interviews with people who have known him, such as Basquiat's cousin John (who was his mother's lover and a drug dealer) and his former girlfriend, and both get surprisingly candid about their lives. The most poignant of these is Basquiat's ex-girlfriend, Krista. Basquiat was a little girl when he met her, but they quickly fell in love. She then left him, he spent two years in jail, and then he was released and started to live in Los Angeles. After two years of driving around, Basquiat moved to New York, where he started a successful career as an illustrator and painter, later married and had two children. His first brush with fame, however, came at a job at a gallery. "I've got the look," he said. "I've got the spirit." In his second brush with fame, he got a gig painting on the back of the magazines of Rolling Stone magazine. One of his works sold for twenty-five thousand dollars, and he was paid five hundred dollars a month. This is the kind of wealth you can't buy. It's hard to explain what it's like to be rich in this day and age. But one thing that has become increasingly clear is that artists are very wealthy people. One of the most famous names in American art is a highly talented artist who is constantly talking about how rich he is. In an interview he told Rolling Stone that the problem with being rich is that you can't be a good artist. He's been making drawings for years and years and years and never has anyone told him that. This is a rare and valuable gift, which is why many of us don't realize it. You have to be a very talented artist to get rich from it, and this artist is very talented. It's worth watching to learn what his experiences were as a young artist and how he was able to go on to become a successful artist. One of the greatest artists in history, before being born, was Pablo Picasso. The things he was able to do were incredible, and we are lucky to have him around to see it. This documentary is a must see for anyone who is interested in the lives of artists. It's one of the few documentaries that you can watch and not be disappointed. The documentary shows a lot of the emotions and feelings of a man who was always lonely. We see how he was obsessed with his work and how he was very sensitive to criticism. This documentary also covers his relationships with other artists, his wife, his former lover, and his mother. We also see the darker side of the artist. Basquiat is a very honest man. He admits to killing people, he's known to have stolen from the people he worked for, and he talks about how he used to kill his mother, which really broke his heart. He's almost a walking tragedy. I don't want to say this is the best documentary I've ever seen, because there are a lot of documentaries I've seen that are better, but I recommend this documentary for anyone who has ever cared about art or was interested in the life of a famous artist.

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Timothy T.

This documentary has a unique look at a very interesting subject, one that has recently received a new lease on life. In 1989, when Basquiat was just 13 years old, he began his independent artistic career with a series of tattooed and self-produced posters for "Rock-Bollocks" music videos. In the years that followed, he became a part of an underground movement of "artsy" teens and gained a great deal of notoriety. Throughout his career, he also collaborated with some of the most celebrated photographers in the world: Robert Frank, Stan Walker, Arthur De Ville and A.J. Liebling. Despite his obvious talent and his relationship with Frank, Basquiat ultimately ended up working in his father's studio for years and lost his passion for photography. Instead, he focused on self-expression and the writing of lyrics, which he continued to create into the early nineties. After having become somewhat of an artist himself, Basquiat became involved with some of the major labels of the time, and began to work on his own solo projects. During the mid-nineties, Basquiat was not only looking for his image, but also for the work of his friends, which often made him uncomfortable. In an attempt to finally tell his story, the documentary shows his two sisters, one of whom was raised by his mother and his mother's boyfriend, showing that Basquiat had not only developed a sense of self-identity, but also had begun to display some strange behavior, as well. In this documentary, Basquiat talks about his childhood and the influence of his mother on him, as well as how he ended up with a career in music photography. After being introduced to Basquiat by his father, the documentary takes a look at his personal life. The conversation takes place in a kind of "documentary style," in which Basquiat relives the memories of his childhood, including his early artistic influences, his parents, and his mother's boyfriend. A lot of the conversations are amusing, and one scene in particular in particular highlights the fact that Basquiat was so young when his father killed himself. Throughout the whole interview, the viewer is given a rare glimpse into the private thoughts of one of the most fascinating people of his time.

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Maria Chapman

The story of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat is fascinating and very relevant. The film begins with Basquiat being found dead in his apartment in New York City in 1974. The story goes into the way he was treated by the police and how his life was changed forever. He was found to have been strangled with his own belt buckle. Basquiat was murdered by his friend, Chris Cornell. Cornell had been in love with Basquiat since he was a teenager and it was Cornell who murdered him. He was sentenced to life in prison. However, in 2003, Basquiat was granted parole, and he was released to live with his sister. His sister, Amy, was his best friend and she is very sympathetic to Basquiat and his story. The film is very well done. The interviews with Basquiat's family are very interesting. The film also has interviews with the people who found Basquiat's body and the police who were involved in the investigation. The film does a great job of showing Basquiat's life in New York City. It also shows how the police treated him. It is a very well done documentary that is very interesting.

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Emma Watson

This is a very interesting and moving documentary. I would have liked to have seen a little more of the time in the life of Basquiat. But the film itself is well worth seeing. It is very well done and it shows a lot about Basquiat's life. The film shows us his youth and how he became a painter. It also shows us his work in his youth. The film does a very good job of showing us the artist's work. It shows us his work and shows us how he became a painter. It also shows us his work and shows us his life. This film is very well done and it is well worth seeing.