Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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Julie

Overall a good film. Brief survey of a visual artist's life and work. Sound is not great. Closed caption throughout the entirety of the film would be helpful. Choice of music is good, but I wonder what music Basquiat was listening to when he was making his paintings. Classical music is ...Read more

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Norma

was great, educational

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