Downtown '81

Downtown '81 (2001)

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into.

  • Glenn O'Brien
  • Edo Bertoglio
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  • Release Date: 2001-07-13
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 72

Cookie Mueller

2nd Go-Go Dancer

Saul Williams

Jean's Narration (voice)

Debbie Harry

Fairy Godmother

Coati Mundi


Debi Mazar

Peppermint Lounge Dancer

Steven Brown


Kid Creole

August Darnell

Fab 5 Freddy

Graffiti Artist

Arto Lindsay


John Lurie


Amos Poe

Conversationalist at Mudd Club

'Lee' George Quinones

Graffiti Artist
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