Watch an Exclusive Clip From “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”


In the three decades since Jean-Michel Basquiat died from a heroin overdose, at the age of 27, the groundbreaking painter, sculptor, and poet has inspired a cult-like following. The upcoming documentary Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a portrait of the artist before he became a legend. Director Sara Driver takes viewers back to the now-unrecognizable East Village of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Basquiat was still finding his voice. Watch this exclusive clip featuring filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and writer–performance artist Jennifer Jazz — a former roommate of Basquiat’s — and check out the full documentary in select theaters on May 11.