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NCMA Cinema - Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • Dates: February 12, 2022
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Times: 2-4pm
  • Admission: Members/Youth (7-18)/college students with ID, $5; Nonmembers, $7


Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017). Directed by Sara Driver, 78 min., NR

This intimate documentary recounts the early career of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and explores how New York City, its people, and its art culture influenced him and shaped his vision. “What’s refreshing about Sara Driver’s look-back documentary … is the frisky, contemplative, ground-level angle it takes on its hype-magnet of a subject.” (Los Angeles Times)

*The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require film and lecture program participants ages 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand upon entry for Museum personnel.