Before Banksy, there was Hambleton... In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter 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?
A “captivating portrait of the modern art world” (Flavorwire) that is “both repellent and strangely inspiring,” the New York Times Critic's Pick SHADOWMAN had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
DIRECTED BY OREN JACOBY
UNITED STATES | 2017 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE