37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


Shadowman Image FINAL

Preceded by the short film Walkalong (8 min.)

A biographical documentary about the life of artist Richard Hambleton, Shadowman is a surprising story of art, demons, and vitality. Richard Hambleton was a prominent artist in New York in 1980’s, associated with Michel Basquiat and Keith Hering. His public Shadowman paintings that gave him notoriety were silhouettes created with black paint, splashed across hundreds of buildings across New York City in precarious or dark locations. His life fell apart after becoming addicted to drugs and he became homeless. Even in the bleakest of circumstances, he never ceased creating art. Introduction by Megan Marlatt (UVA)

Supported by Watermark Design



Thursday, November 9


6:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown B

Film Info

Director: Oren Jacoby

Runtime: 81 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA

Featuring: Paul DeRienzo, Richard Hambleton.