Starring Renowned Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Featuring Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Arto Lindsay, Kid Creole and the Coconuts with Music by Blondie, DNA, The Plastics
DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED COLLECTOR’S EDITION ARRIVES ON DVD JUNE 30
The desolate streets of Manhattan’s lower east side in the early 1980s were permeated with abandoned buildings, drug lords and vagabonds – but the underground scene was bubbling with an electrifying fusion of art and music. At the beginning of this newfound energy was Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, poised to capture the imaginative, fantastical drama, DOWNTOWN 81. The film, a documentary-style narrative, features then-obscure artists on the brink of fame, such as a nineteen-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Lee Quinones.
Respected documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, The Tillman Story) takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution with his award-winning expose HAPPY VALLEY. In the wake of an unthinkable child sex abuse scandal in 2011, HAPPY VALLEY examines a wounded community and the role college football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.