Shadowman

81m, DCP, U.S.

Predating Banksy by more than a decade, the late Richard Hambleton sparked the street art movement in 1980s New York, alongside contemporaries Basquiat and Keith Haring, painting hundreds of looming, shadowy figures all over Manhattan’s public walls. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby’s film is packed with rare archival footage of New York’s underground art scene, immersing us in the chaos of Hambleton’s life and creative process—from his meteoric rise to his struggles with addiction and free fall into homelessness, to his miraculous career comeback. A Film Movement release

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival

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A film by Oren Jacoby

A fascinating true-life tale.”

Hollywood Reporter