Make Me Famous

NR / 1hr 33min


Lark Theater Fri, Nov 17, 2023 10:00 AM
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Film Info
Event Type:Documentary
Release Year:2023
Rating:Not Rated
Genre:Art, Documentary
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brian Vincent
Cast:Edward Brezinski, Patti Astor, Eric Bogosian, Kenny Scharf, Richard Hambleton and Basquiat
Screenwriter:Brian Vincent, Heather Spore
Music By:Jeremiah Bornfield





Make Me Famous

A madcap romp through the 1980's NYC art scene amid the colorful career of painter, Edward Brezinski, hell-bent on making it. Brezinski’s quest for fame reveals an intimate portrait of the art world’s attitude towards success and failure, fame and fortune, notoriety and erasure.

“EVERYONE see this Movie”

“a poignant, compelling, and haunting apparition of lost bohemia. That it does this without undue sentimentalizing or nostalgifying is an adept accomplishment”
- James Wolcott, Air Mail

“MAKE ME FAMOUS explores this well-trodden generation of the New York arts scene from new and often funny angles.”
- Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

SYNOPSIS: 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.