In the 1980s, Vancouver-born artist Richard Hambleton was the SHADOWMAN, a spectre in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, sparked the street art movement. After drug addiction and homelessness sent him spinning out of the art scene for 20 years, the SHADOWMAN appears to get a second chance...but will he take it? SHADOWMAN the film is a trip down the rabbit hole into the mystifying, agonizing, exhilarating and sometimes frightening world of a brilliant artist in the thrall of creation and addiction. It features rare footage of the 80s music and art scene, bringing to the screen an indelible portrait of New York City from a lost, transformative time. Its three most admired and groundbreaking artists were friends and rivals: Jean-Michel Basquiat, dead at 27; Keith Haring, dead at 31; and Hambleton, remarkably still alive and working in 2017 after years of self-inflicted abuse. "An incredibly dramatic documentary, award-winning filmmaker Oren Jacoby’s SHADOWMAN is...a complicated, sympathetic yet sometimes unflattering picture of not only Hambleton but also the whole contemporary art scene."Lisa Jo Sagolla, Film Journal International
Samedi 17 février à 19 h 30, l'artiste de rue Peter Gibson sera présent pour parler du phénomène du street art et de sa propre expérience.