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BOOM FOR REAL

Dir: Sara Driver
United States / 2017 / 78mins

It’s late-70s Manhattan, New York City is on the brink of bankruptcy and President Gerald Ford refuses a federal bail-out: houses are abandoned and torched, streets are littered with broken glass, and a community of punk and jazz youth blossom in the city’s corners of violence and depravation. This is the story of the prolific artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and his early steps into the art scene, where his graffiti that articulated a broken city and ‘not 2-nite homey blues’ first caught the eye of the Manhattan community, within and beyond the art world. This new documentary brings together Basquiat’s collaborators and peers, from Al Diaz to Fab Freddy 5, from this early period alongside never-before-seen footage of Basquiat’s works to remember a curious period from New York City’s history.

Screening daily from Friday 22nd June, check back for more times.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 22 Jun 2018 - Thu 28 Jun 2018
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 22nd June
20:30
Saturday 23rd June
18:30
Sunday 24th June
19:30
Monday 25th June
16:20
Tuesday 26th June
14:20
Wednesday 27th June
18:30
Thursday 28th June
16:20

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.