MAKE ME FAMOUS - NYC '80s New Wave Art Doc

MAKE ME FAMOUS – NYC ’80s New Wave Art Doc

A Documentary by Brian Vincent

Edward Brezinski worked alongside Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the Lower East Side art scene, but never reached the same level of success as his contemporaries. MAKE ME FAMOUS uncovers why such a well-connected yet peculiar painter never made it, despite being so maniacally focused in his quest for fame.

What begins as an investigation into Brezinski’s legacy and mysterious disappearance becomes a sharp, witty portrait of NYC’s 1980s downtown art scene. Gallery owners and fellow artists dish on insider gossip, name drop, and contradict each other in telling the story, resulting in an irresistible snapshot of an unknown artist that captures the spirit of an iconic era.

“A trove of thrilling interviews with survivors of a harrowing period”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“A touching look at the halcyon period in New York history, before the last shabby corners of Manhattan were gentrified beyond all recognition”
– The Guardian

“A poignant, compelling, and haunting apparition of lost bohemia”
– James Wolcott


Theatrical Openings – w/ Live Q&As

June 22nd – NYC (The Roxy, New Plaza Cinema)
June 26th – NYC (Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan)
July 10th – LA (Laemmle Theaters – Claremont, Glendale, Monica)


Featuring: Edward Brezinski, Duncan Hannah, Peter McGough, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook, David McDermott, Eric Bogosian, Richard Hambleton, Marcus Leatherdale, Patti Astor, Kenny Scharf, Annina Nosei, Claudia Summers, Walter Robinson
Directed and Edited by: Brian Vincent
Produced by: Heather Spore, Brian Vincent
Original Music Composed by: Jeremiah Bornfield
Cinematography by: Eugene McVeigh, Jim C.

Featuring Art by: Edward Brezinski, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, Richard Hambleton, Duncan Hannah, Keith Haring, Mark Kostabi, David McDermott, Peter McGough, Walter Robinson, James Romberger, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz

Featuring Photography by: Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Andreas Sterzing, Katherine Dumas, Marcus Leatherdale, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Josef Astor, Ben Buchanan, Allen Frame, Tseng Kwong Chi

June 22, 2023 12:00am
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