Monday, July 19, 2010


Poste by: Roxxanne Roxxanne

The "Radiant Child" is a documentary centering around a rare interview of late artist phenom Jean Michel Basquiat, conducted by director Tamra Davis, over 20 years ago. The film was first screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is now coming to a theatre near you!

This definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime ridden NYC of the 1970s, he covers the city with the graffiti tag SAMO. The artist was 25 years old at the height of his career, and today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars. With compassion and psychological insight, Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody.
Check out the trailer plus info on screening dates after the break!


An interesting tid bit, in 1982 around the time Basquiat was introduce to art-phenom Andy Warhol (who later collaborated with from 1984-1986), he began dating then up and coming pop-icon, Madonna.

Below is a listing of screening dates and locations.

  • 7/21-8/3 Film Forum New York, NY
  • 8/20 Landmark Nuart Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/20 Angellka Film Center Dallas/Houston, TX
  • 8/22 25, 26, 28-30 The Showroom Ashbury Lark, NJ
  • 8/27 Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta, GA
  • 9/3 Webster Film Series St. Louis, MO
  • 9/17 Landmark Theatre Philadelphia, PA
  • 9/27 Landmark E Street Cinema Washington, DC

To check out more screening dates click here.

1 comment:

  1. Just watched the Basquiat movie and came online to find out more - thanks for posting about the documentary - now need to see that too....