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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

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88 min | Documentary

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a ...See moreDirector Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man. Written by Sundance Film Festival See less
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Stanley F. Buchthal (as Stanley Buchthal) | Tamra Davis | Jen Kaczor | Alexis Spraic (as Alexis Manya Spraic)
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Mike D (as Mike Diamond) | J. Ralph
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Alexis Spraic (as Alexis Manya Spraic)
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$ 17,466
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$ 256,242
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$ 256,242
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Apr 12, 2011 (United States)

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7.8 / 10 | 1,748 votes