“You have to have this infinite belief in whatever you’re doing that is not rational. It’s blind faith.” – Julian Schnabel
JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT
2017 | USA & Italy | 84 min
This intimate chronicle of the personal life and public career of one of the contemporary art world’s biggest superstars, Julian Schnabel, had its premiere in cinema Rialto last Wednesday and can be now seen in cinemas in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Directed by award-winning Italian director Pappi Corsicato (Libera, The Venusvians), JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT details Schnabel’s formative years in Brownsville, Texas and the beginning of his professional career in New York City in the late Seventies, his Eighties rise to superstar status in Manhattan’s art scene as a leading figure in the Neo-Expressionism movement, and his surprising transition to filmmaking with lauded works like Basquiat, Before the Night Falls, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
The international press on JULIAN SCHNABEL: A PRIVATE PORTRAIT
“Friendly, relaxed and expansive. […] Watching A Private Portrait is a bit like meeting a celebrity not at a gala but through a mutual friend — one eager to show you the human being behind the reductive public persona.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Emotionally intimate.” – Village Voice
“You’ll come away inspired.” – Flavorwire
Cracking the Frame
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