Rated R • 107 minutes
Painter-turned-moviemaker Julian Schnabel ("Before Night Falls") depicts the life of his friend and fellow creator Jean-Michel Basquiat. Discovered while a graffiti artist in New York's East Village, the young Basquiat skyrockets across the 1980s art scene and gets caught in the temptations of celebrity, falling prey to the usual suspects: bad love and bad drugs. Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Parker Posey and Lili Taylor also star, with many cameo hipsters at the gallery openings.
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