Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. With compassion and psychological insight, Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody.
USA 2010, 88 min, Dir: Tamra Davis
In conjunction with the film, there will be an one night only exhibition by local artist Jennifer Rae Forsyth in the lobby of Metro Cinema.
Prior to the feature screening will be the short film 2.57K (2015) Dir: Eva Colmers.
A Q&A with Eva Colmers, Jennifer Rae Forsyth and the audience will follow the screenings.
Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers, curators, and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.