Life is like a box of Chocolates, so are people. That is the inspiration behind the Getting to Know You project.
This past Monday I finally got around to seeing The Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary Radiant Child. Director Tamra Davis did a great job presenting a more disarming and thoughtful side of the talented but tormented artist. The commentary from Nelson George about the artist struggle with being a black man in a mostly white scene is fresh and insightful. And if you are a fan of the Julian Schnabel bio pic Basquiat you’re going to love seeing much of it play out through photos, video and interviews. One major critique I have is the poor camera and audio on some of the interviews. Nelson’s being the worst. Still I would higly recommend seeing this film.
After the film I thought it would be great to get a review from a fellow theatre goer. Say hello to J.R. and Melanie. They seemed like a great duo and I just had to approach them as a part of my Getting to Know You series.
BTW the film only runs through August 3rd. For more info log onto the film forum website.