Jean-Michel Basquiat -- in his character, appearance and (sometimes) art -- and Tamra Davis' new documentary JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD captures this quite beautifully. As did, I think, the earlier movie starring Jeffrey Wright that was written and directed by artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel. The two films make a nice set of bookends about this sad and troubled young man who could not handle the seldom-seen but oft remarked-upon cliché of "overnight success." Basquiat was about as good an example of that rare happening as any I know.
Film Forum; click here for screening times and dates. You can find further screenings/playdates in your own area of the country here. (Note: Ms Davis herself will appear at Film Forum for a Q&A after the 8pm shows on both July 21 & July 22.)