Downtown 81 
Few time and place combos would beat New York in 1981: art and music drip off the fire escapes. Spend a life in the day of graffiti genius Jean-Michel Basquiat as he walks its crumpled streets, searching for enlightenment, a beautiful girl and something to eat. Kid Creole, John Lurie, Suicide and Melle Mel pass by, not to mention Debbie Harry as a fairy bag-mother. Pure time travel.