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Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81

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

DOWNTOWN 81

DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED COLLECTOR’S EDITION ARRIVES ON DVD JUNE 30

downtown-81-5801The 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.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81 Resurfaces in Remastered and Digitally Restored Debut

Music Box Films and Submarine Deluxe Present:

DOWNTOWN 81

DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED

MAKES DIGITAL PLATFORM DEBUT JUNE 24TH

Revisit NYC’s Downtown Scene Circa 1981 with Indie Cult Classic Starring Renowned Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and featuring Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Arto Lindsay, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and More!

Featuring Music By Blondie, DNA, The Plastics and Others

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