BASQUIAT at Coolidge Corner

9/12/2016 Coolidge Corner Theatre

Making his directorial debut, Julian Schanbel brings the tragic life of neo-Expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat to the big screen. In 1981, Basquiat was a 19-year-old graffiti artist living on the streets of New York City. Eight years later, he was a world-renowned painter — and the victim of his own addiction. This film chronicles his meteoric rise in New York's art world, his anguish over his family, and his hatred of a society that both courted and exploited him. With an all-star cast led by Jeffrey Wright and David Bowie, Basquiat is a stylish, powerful tribute to one of the art world’s brightest stars. 108 minutes.

After the film, join us for a post-show conversation with Huntington Director of New Work Lisa Timmel and WBUR Critic-at-Large Ed Siegel. 


Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $13 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.


About Sunday in the Park with George

September 9 - October 16, 2016
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On,” is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music), and features Adam Chanler-Berat (Broadway'sPeter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal) and Jenni Barber (Wicked).



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