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On Downtown 81

By Amy Taubin

Edo Bertoglio’s vital and amazing document of the New York New Wave features Jean-Michel Basquiat and assorted cameos from important figures in the music world.

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Downtown 81

Directed by Edo Bertoglio

Starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, this street-smart rock-musical fantasy provides a window into a long-lost world of life on the margins that feels especially potent today.

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Available through Sep 29