It’s the early 1970’s and graffiti it at its infancy with artists before Banksy and Shepard Fairey, looking to make their mark on the world. The documentary film has been traveling across the country stopping in cities like Baltimore, Washinton D.C., and Chicago. Directed by Roger Gastman, the film features narration by John Waters (Hairspray, Cry-Baby) includes with a 350+ page companion book with a forward by artist Barry McGee.
Wall Writers shares the story and history into the birth of street graffiti from Philadelphia and New York City during 1967 to 1973. The documentary also explores the relationship between the era and the cultural movement towards defining what is vandalism and what is art. The documentary Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence will screen at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 23rd, 2016. There will be a Q&A led by Cheech Marin and will feature director Roger Gastman, TAKI183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD. Tickets to the screening include a signed copy of the book.
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