Downtown '81 (1981)

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into.

Directing:
  • Edo Bertoglio

Writing:
  • Glenn O'Brien

Stars:
Release Date: 1981-01-01
TMDb: 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 72
Debi Mazar
Debi Mazar
Peppermint Lounge Dancer
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
Unknown
Coati Mundi
Coati Mundi
Himself
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Himself
Saul Williams
Saul Williams
Jean-Michel Basquiat (voice)
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Michel B...
Himself
Fab 5 Freddy
Fab 5 Freddy
Graffiti Artist
John Lurie
John Lurie
Himself
Deborah Harry
Deborah Harry
Fairy Godmother
Amos Poe
Amos Poe
Conversationalist at Mudd Club
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