41st Aspen Filmfest

KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE and Q&A with filmmakers Malia Scharf and Max Basch

Expired October 22, 2020 6:00 PM
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When Kenny Scharf arrived in NYC in the early 1980’s, he quickly met and befriended Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat; There, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene the trio would soon change the way we think about art, the world, and ourselves. But unlike Haring and Basquiat, who both died tragically young, Kenny lived through cataclysmic shifts in the East Village as well as the ravages of AIDS and economic depression.

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE is about the art of fun, about living life out loud, despite setbacks, and about Kenny Scharf’s particular do-it- yourself, high-tone, technicolor artistic vision.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    USA, Brazil
  • Director
    Malia Scharf, Max Basch
  • Producer
    David Koh
  • Executive Producer
    Ryan Brooks, Troy Craig Poon, Dan Braun, Larry Mullen Jr., Brandon Chen, Ann Acheson, David Beal. Giancarlo Canavesio, Sarah E Johnson, Simone Haggiag
  • Cast
    Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Williams, Irving Blum
  • Cinematographer
    Nathan Meier, Bec Stupak
  • Editor
    Max Basch