Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires Jean-Michel Basquiat Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires Jean-Michel Basquiat Doc

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Distributor plans 2018 theatrical release

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Boom For Real The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat following its recent world premiere in Toronto.

Sara Driver’s documentary tells the story of New York City’s recent history through the eyes of people who knew the artist and will next screen at the 55th New York Film Festival.

Driver had access to previously unseen works, writings and photographs by the late artist. Taking heads include Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fred Brathwaite aka Fab Five Freddy, and Luc Sante among others. Magnolia plans a 2018 theatrical release

“Sara has crafted an essential portrait of a boundary-pushing artist at the peak of his creativity,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. …

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