In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, sparked the street art movement. After drug addiction and homelessness sent him spinning out of the art scene for 20 years, the Shadowman gets a second chance – but will he take it?
“Jacoby delivers an adroit portrait of the artist at work in a technical package which wraps itself smoothly around this intense, surprising story.” – Fionnuala Halligan, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“This intense documentary shows a driven creator walking the walk, so to speak, in the most perverse fashion possible. The story is both repellent and strangely inspiring.” – Glenn Kenny, NEW YORK TIMES
“Achieves its goal of shining a spotlight on its subject while delivering a fascinating true-life tale.” – Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER