Director/Producer: Bob Bryan
In Person: Bob Bryan
USA 1995 45 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 62 MINS VIDEO
"Wake up and smell the aerosol," says one interview subject in this inside look at the colorful yet misunderstood world of graffiti art. With the words of Los Angeles-based artists who view their city as a canvas, this documentary gives a human face to the outlaw creation of street art. Their work comes across as a complex, powerful undertaking with loads of artistic credibility. The artists discuss working in a realm of self expression and social commentary-and how they engage in a "game of survival" on urban streets fraught with physical danger. After hearing them speak, even those who view graffiti as an act of vandalism may reconsider what one artist calls "a beautiful crime."
- G. Helfand