an interesting glimpse of the world of the artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Following a pretty poor story line, we are introduced to characters from his world while he provides a voiceover narrative; he encounters fellow artists, musicians, DJs..etc while walking the streets of 80s NYC. Some interesting parallels to his art and artistic life, as it is in essence a film collage of scenes, grafitti art, music and New York in the 1980s. I'm not sure what genre of film it would fit into; although it appears to be basically fictional at least some of it could be a documentary.
There's also an amusingly bizarre appearance from Debbie Harry as some kind of bag-lady/fairy godmother near the end.
Quite pretentious and sometimes bizarre with some horrible experimental jazz music in places, the film can seem a little dated and self ingratiating, but it has at least some artistic merit, and its worth seeing the artist in the flesh so to speak, creating and showing us a glimpse of his scene (although with perhaps rather less drug usage than in reality!)
I quite enjoyed it, but its not everyone's cuppa tea! If you like his work its probably worth seeing.