Preview: ‘Downtown 81’ at the Tower Theatre
The late-artist Jean-Michel Basquiat stars in Downtown 81, a film about a day in the life of a struggling artist. We follow Basquiat as he walks the streets of Lower Manhattan, trying to sell art, raise money and find a place to stay. Originally shot in the years 1980 and 1981, the film ceased production due to insufficient funds, but was later cut together in 2000. Now, it’s flashing onscreen at the Tower Theater in the year 2019, bringing the post-punk culture of New York City back to life. Tue, 12/10, 7pm; Through 12/11; $10.50; The Tower Theatre, 2508 Land Park Drive; (916) 442-0985; readingcinemasus.com/tower.