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Downtown 81

Long considered a "lost" film, this New York art scene time capsule was shot in 1981 and only recently reassembled from missing material. Legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat stars (essentially as himself) in this vivid depiction of New York's explosive arts scene at the beginning of the 1980s. Filled to the brim with graffiti art, new wave music, hip hop and urban culture, this filmic flashback features cameos from Fab Five Freddy, Amos Poe, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, every member of Blondie, Vincent Gallo (back when he was a musician in The Plastics), Tav Falco, John Lurie and plenty of other NYC luminaries. 72 minutes