Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

Kenny Scharf : When Worlds Collide

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.

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Malia Scharf

Max Basch


Directors: Malia Scharf, Max Basch
Executive Producer: Simone Haggiag, Giancarlo Canavesio
Producer: David Koh, Dan Braun
Screenwriter: Malia Scharf, Max Basch
Cinematographer: Nathan Meier, Bec Stupak
Editor: Max Basch
Principal Cast: Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Kaws, Marilyn Minter, Jeffery Deitch, Robert Williams, Irving Blum


Publicity Contact
David Koh
646 673 5163
Sales Agent
David Koh
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Family, History, Hybrid, LGBTQ
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Brazil, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 77 mins