Downtown 81 (a.k.a. New York Beat Movie) is a film that was shot in 1980-1981. This film, directed by Edo Bertoglio, written and produced by Glenn O'Brien with post-production in 1999-2000 by Maripol, is a rare real-life snapshot of ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan. Starring renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and featuring such Village artists as James Chance, Amos Poe, Walter Steding, and Tav Falco, the film is a bizarre elliptical urban fairytale. In 1999, Michael Zilkha, founder of ZE records (the label of several of the film's artists), became the film's Executive Producer.