Five Continents

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

Sara Driver | 79min | USA

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Engelska
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  • Nordisk Premiär

Initierat och oerhört fascinerande om Basquiats unga år på gatorna i New York, som formade sin tids kanske mest ikoniska och banbrytande konstnär.
Med exklusiva intervjuer med alla från Jim Jarmusch till Fab 5 Freddy, unikt arkivmaterial och ett exceptionellt soundtrack berättas historien om 70- och 80-talets konstscen i New York, och om hur en bostadslös afroamerikansk tonåring blir stans mest hajpade konstnär. ”För många framåttänkande människor var den vita mannens tid redan över”, som det konstateras i filmen, och snart kan den egensinnige gatukonstnärens verk ses på konstvärldens mest betydande gallerier. Sara Drivers (Sleepwalk, GFF 1987) film präglas av en autenticitet och närhet som ofta saknas när stora konstnärer porträtteras på film.

- Johan Blomqvist


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Sara Driver

Regissör: Sara Driver

Sara Driver, born in 1955 in Westfield, New Jersey, is a producer and director. Her first feature film Sleepwalk (1986) won the prestigious Prix Georges Sadoul given by the French Cine?mathe?que. Her second feature When Pigs Fly starring Marianne Faithfull and Alfred Molina premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival. Driver's other film credits include producer in Jim Jarmusch's Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise, Tom Waits music video It's All Right With Me and co-producer of Uncle Howard by Aaron Brookner. Driver also taught directing at New York University's Graduate Film School (1996-98). She adapted, produced and directed the film version of Paul Bowles' short story, You Are Not I (1982). The film was lost for many years and then rediscovered among Paul Bowles' belongings. It was awarded a restoration grant by the Women's Film Preservation Fund via NYWFT and selected and shown in the Masterworks section of the New York Film Festival 2011.

Working closely and collaboratively with my friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fred Brathwaite aka Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Luc Sante and many others participated in the film with their thoughts, period film footage, music, images and anecdotes of their young friend help to visually tell the story of Jean-Michel’s downtown NYC — pre Aids, before the real estate and art boom, and before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. The definition of fame, success and ambition were very different than today — to be a penniless but a published poet was the height of success. President Reagan, the influx of money, Aids and drugs changed everything after 1981.

Sara Driver, Rachel Dengiz
Adam Benn
Adam Kurnitz
Anthony Roman
Alexis Adler, Carlo McCormick, Lee Quiñones, Luc Sante, Fred Brathwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Glenn O'Brien, James Nares, Felice Rosser, Jennifer Jazz, Michael Holman, Patricia Field, Sur Rodney (Sur), Mary-Ann Monforton
The Match Factory,
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 1993 When Pigs Fly, Feature; 1986 Sleepwalk, Feature; 1981 You Are Not I, Feature.