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Downtown 81

Presented by Kemptown Kinema

Starring legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat, this rarely seen, post-modernist fairytale follows a down-on-his-luck artist struggling to make ends meet as he wanders New York’s lower east side.

Encountering musicians, rappers, artists and personalities that formed the fabric of this explosive creative period, the film features cameos and performances from Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddy, Vincent Gallo, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, DNA and James White and the Blacks, encapsulating this notorious artistic era of American culture that would go on to influence the world over.

All proceeds of the screening will be donated to the Clock Tower Sanctuary supporting young homeless people in Brighton.

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Date

Sun
12th Jan

Time

7.00pm

Venue

Art Republic

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Director

Edo Bertoglio

Production Year

2000

Runtime

72 mins

Cost

£5 in advance (more on the door)