Tamra Davis's definitive documentary captures Jean-Michel Basquiat in his native habitat (the scabrous 80s New York art world) with never-seen-before interviews and footage of the artist in action. Basquiat's friends and contemporaries (an illustrious bunch) weigh in on the artist's meteoric rise and untimely death. "The film's romantic depiction of Basquiat is an old story. An artistically driven, voraciously ambitious, devastatingly charming wild child, he was devoured by the fame he craved and died of a drug overdose in 1988 at 27
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