Friday, December 1, 2017

'Shadowman,' the documentary on Richard Hambleton, debuts today at the Quad

As previously reported, Richard Hambleton, a street artist who came to prominence in the 1980s East Village alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, died in late October at age 65.

Hambleton, who most recently was living in an East Village studio, had enjoyed a revival this year. "Shadowman," Oren Jacoby's documentary about his life and work, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival back in the spring.

And the film makes its theatrical debut today at the Quad Cinema over on 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

"Shadowman" has been generating positive reviews. Here'a what the Times had to say:

This intense documentary shows a driven creator walking the walk, so to speak, in the most perverse fashion possible. The story is both repellent and strangely inspiring.

Jacoby will be doing a Q-and-A after the 7:30 screenings tonight and tomorrow. Head to the Quad website for showtimes.


Anonymous said...

I remember vividly the shadow fiqure paintings all over the east village. It was both creepy And intriguing. Kept the EV neighborhoods in suspense. Will definitely see the documentary.

Anonymous said...

i used to count how many i could find out the window of my school bus in the morning, going through GV and the west side highway down to world trade. never knew who did them or why, but I was always intrigued by these Shadow Men

Anonymous said...

I find the Shadow Men intriguing. I love them.

Luis Lopez said...

Just saw it...Great documentary!