DOWNTOWN 81

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 11:30 AM;

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 7 PM;

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  6 9 PM.

“Jean-Michel is in the house.” Director Edo Bertoglio’s low-budget curio, which went unreleased until 2000, just happens to star one of the greatest painters of the last quarter of the 20th century as, essentially, himself at the time — a scuffling artist writing graffiti, trying to find a girl, and maybe sell a painting. As he wanders the pre-gentrification streets of Lower Manhattan, Basquiat just happens to stumble across musical performances by the likes of Tuxedomoon, James White and the Blacks, and the electrifying No Wave trio DNA. 1981 Dir. Edo Bertoglio. 1.66:1 Color DCP 75 min.