Downtown 81 aka New York Beat Movie

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If you expect a plot from this movie, do not.  The film revolves around Jean-Michel Basquiat traveling around New York, meeting other people, and perform some horrible acting.  Lord, the acting.  I know everyone involved was an amateur, but wow.

Despite the bad acting, I thought the film had a grimy charm to it.  I enjoyed the camera work and the spoken word that narrated the film in parts.  For those curious about New York culture in the eighties, feel free to check it out.

ETA: I saw it on YouTube.

Image via alexiskj and Photobucket

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