Rent Downtown 81 on DVD

Downtown 81

2001 Rated NR 1hr 12m

A gritty, punk-rock fantasia starring legendary graffiti artist, poet and musician Jean Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81 was, for years, considered a "lost" film. It chronicles the hipper-than-hip downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81 while capturing one of the most interesting and lively artists of the late 20th century as he stands poised for fame. Features appearances by Deborah Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; filmmakers' commentary; archival footage of Jean-Michel Basquiat; outtakes; behind-the-scenes featurette; archival photo gallery; interactive location map; filmmaker and musician bios.