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Al Diaz: Like a Bomb

Directed by:

Jane Brill

8 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

2:00 PM

Shorts Program 2

In 1976 Al Diaz and Jean Michel Basquiat became fast friends at City As High School.

Together they created SAMO©, the street tag that would change the course of their lives forever.

With a high powered music track, Artist Al Diaz recounts this gritty coming of age story and lands us in the here and now with his poignant messages and hard-won wisdom.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Jane Brill is an award-winning filmmaker and editor with over 20 years of experience. Her film AL DIAZ: LIKE A BOMB won Best Documentary at the Latino International Film Expo and the Film Crash Film Festival (2022). It is the first film in her series which profiles Artists from the Lower East Side.
Her work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Video festival at Lincoln Center, The Kitchen NYC, REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles and premiered on PBS in NY and Boston, MA. Brill’s editing work includes feature-length and magazine-format magazine-format documentaries for CBS, PBS, ABC, Logo, MTV, and the Sundance Channel.