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The Universe of Keith Haring

Direction
Year
2008
Country
  • Italy
  • France
Runtime
90min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories.

As a social phenomenon who revolutionized contemporary art over a single decade, Haring was a generous artist who brought art to the people on the street and also a friend of such celebrities as Madonna, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and David LaChapelle.

A casualty of the AIDS epidemic at only 31, Haring had already blazed a trail far beyond his American birthplace, from Paris to Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Haring’s birth, Christina Clausen delivers an incredibly touching portrait of the “Little Prince of New York City.” Thanks to amazing archival footage, vivid interviews and music hits of the 80s, we relive an era of intellectual and sexual freedom, eccentricities and insane creativity.

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Details

  • Original Title
    The Universe of Keith Haring
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Fab 5 Freddy, David LaChapelle, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring
  • Cinematography
    John Kelleran, Flavio Bernardi
  • Editing
    Silvia Giulietti
  • Music
    Angelo Talocci
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2008
  • Country
    • Italy
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FIFA Montreal
 2008
    • Tribeca Film Festival (NYC) 2008
    • Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles)
 2008
    • Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 2008
    • Brisbane Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2008
    • Newport Beach Film Festival 2008
    • Rome Film Festival 2007
  • Awards
    • Grand Jury Prize - Brasilia Film Festival 2007

Comments

  • Mason Macklem

    Highly recommended, a fantastic view into the work and thought process behind an extremely unique artist.

    Nov 3, 2020, 9:00:07 PM


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