This documentary brings forward a popular era while unearthing many artists, photographers, and stories that you may not already know. The 1980s art scene is famous for break-out artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, but there were many other artists who made a powerful impact. Make Me Famous is the story of the Lower East Side art movement through an unknown artist, fully allowing the creativity itself to take centerstage. Set during arguably the last great art explosion in American history, Make Me Famous tells the story of unknown painter, Edward Brezinski in his quest for fame. Our film gives an intimate portrait of what it was like to be an artist in N.Y.C. in the 1980s. It delves into the spirit of the artists themselves, what drove their generation and what they were up against. Make Me Famous follows the talented Edward Brezinski as he famously eats a Donut from a Robert Gober sculpture at the Paula Cooper Gallery and all that follows. Through a real time investigation in the South of France, we unearth the truth about what happened to Brezinski and his mysterious death in the Côte d’Azur.
The filmmakers and some special guests will be present to answer audience questions following the film. Beyond this premiere screening, MAKE ME FAMOUS will have a full week run from Fri 9/15 to Thu 9/21.
Seating: General Admission
~Box Office & House will open at 6:30pm
~Concessions, including wine and beer, will be available