"Language has largely become a device for concealing the truth."   -  George Carlin, Comedian

· "THIS DOCUMENTARY HELPS DISPEL THE PREJUDICES AGAINST

GRAFFITI ART AND DRAWS THE VIEWER INTO THE WORLD OF HIP HOP

THROUGH STUNNING VISUAL IMAGERY."Airbrush Action

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' ARTICULATELY EXPLAINS THAT DESPITE THE

NAYSAYING OF THE TRULY UNCULTURED MIDDLE CLASS, HIP-HOP IS A

FUNCTIONING SUBCULTURE..."Angry Thoreauan

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' DOES FOR L.A. WHAT STYLE WARS DID FOR

NEW YORK! Art Crimes (Internet Website www.graffiti.org)

 

· "HIS CRITICALLY PRAISED DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASES THE TALENT AND

THE ARTFORM OF GRAFFITI ART. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ASPECT OF THE

VIDEO IS ITS UNDERLINING MESSAGE-GRAFFITI ART TRANSCENDS THROUGH

CULTURES AND COUNTRIES. ULTIMATELY BOB BRYAN WANTS GRAFFITI ART

TO BE LEGAL SO ART CAN BE EXPRESSED FREELY."Beat Down Magazine

 

· "HIS STRIPPED-DOWN APPROACH TO THE DIVERSITY OF POLITICS, AGE, CLASS AND PHILOSOPHY WITHIN THE "LA-LA"  WRITING SCENE HAS WON HIM COUNTLESS AWARDS AND ACCLAIM THE WORLD OVER OVER." Big Time Magazine 

 

· "PROVIDES GRAFFITI ARTISTS A FORUM FOR THEIR WORK TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A WORLDWIDE ART PHENONENON." Bikini Magazine 

 

· "THIS FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING URBAN STREET ART FORGOES NARRATION TO LET 24 YOUNG, L.A.-BASED HIP HOP GRAFFITI ARTISTS TELL THEIR OWN STORIES, WITH WORDS AND WITH SPRAYCANS."Blockbuster Video 

 

· "... A MUST FOR BEGINNERS AS WELL AS ESTABLISHED GRAF ARTISTS."The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine 

 

· "THE COLORFUL, NEON-LIKE MURALS SEEN HERE (FAR REMOVED FROM UGLY GANG TERRITORY MARKINGS) ARE, RATHER, THE BRASH PICASSO'S OF HIP-HOP CULTURE."Booklist Review 

 

· "ONE GRAFFITI ARTIST RECALLS THAT IN GRADE SCHOOL HE WAS ASKED BY A TEACHER WHAT HE WANTED TO BE WHEN BE GREW UP, TO WHICH HE RESPONDED, "I WANT TO BE EITHER A TERRORIST OR AN ARTIST."   16th Annual Breckenridge Colorado Festival of Film 

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' STRIVES FOR RECOGNITION OF THIS CULTURE ALLOWING THE AUDIENCE ITSELF TO CONSIDER THIS TO BE VANDALISM OR A NEW AMAZING FORM OF MASS ART."Calmant Magazine, LITHUANIA

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' LIVES UP TO ALL IT'S REVIEWS AND THEN SOME..."Catch 22 Phanzine 

 

· "APPROPRIATE AND USEFUL CLASSROOM MATERIAL..."Committee for The Los Angeles County Office of Education 

 

· "WE ENDORSE GRAFFITI VERITE' TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN ALL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS. AN AMERICAN FILM ABOUT A GREAT AMERICAN ART FORM!" 1996 Council of Non-Theatrical Events (CINE) 

 

· "BOB BRYAN OFFERS A REVEALING GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHO USE PUBLIC AREAS AS AN URBAN ART GALLERY FOR THE MASSES."Documental, Experimental Film & Video Series 

 

· "WITH INTERVIEWS OF SOME OF LA'S GREATEST ... THEY COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS VIDEO A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF THIS CITIES ABILITIES TO GET ILL.""...EVERY SERIOUS HIP-HEAD MUST CONSIDER ADDING GRAFFITI VERITE' TO HIS COLLECTION OF KNOWLEDGE."  Downlow Magazine, London ENGLAND 

 

· "IF YOU REGARD GRAFFITI AS DEFACEMENT OF PROPERTY - SOMETHING THAT GENTRIFICATION SHOULD ERASE - YOU MUST SEE THIS VIDEO!"Eye Magazine, Underground News

 

· "ONE OF THE NEWEST AND BEST GRAF VIDEOS OUT THERE."594 Graffiti Magazine 

 

· "...YOU'LL SEE LIVE ACTION, FRESH PIECES/SKETCHES AND INTERVIEWS WITH WRITERS SUCH AS RISK, TEMPT, TOONZ, NERV & MANY MORE... ABSOLUTELY WORTH CHECKING OUT!!"From Here to..., Oslo NORWAY

 

· "... A SOLIDLY HONEST VIEW OF THE URBAN GRAFFITI ARTIST WHICH IS BOTH COMPELLING AND INFORMATIVE..."  Groping for Luna Zine 

 

· "INTRODUCES US TO THE NEW GENERATION WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP THIS ARTFORM  ALIVE...Ground Level Magazine 

 

· "...WHILE THE ARTISTS MAY BE PAINTED AS MENACES TO SOCIETY BY SOME; THE BRILLIANT VISUALS AND NEARLY UNLIMITED CREATIVITY OF THESE ARTISTS SPEAK OTHERWISE."4080 Magazine 

 

· "THE WORK OF DOCUMENTARY MAKER BOB BRYAN, GRAFFITI VERITE' FOLLOWS THE DIRECTOR/CAMERAMAN ON A SIX MONTH JOURNEY INTO LOS ANGELES UNDERGROUND SCENE."    Hip-Hop Connection Magazine London, ENGLAND

 

· "FROM AN ARTIST VIEW IT TAKES US THROUGH THE HISTORY AND TOUCHES UPON THE DIFFERENCES OF ARTWORK BETWEEN THE TWO COASTS." The Industry Hip Hop Magazine 

 

· "CONVERSATIONS RANGE FROM COMPARATIVE DISCUSSIONS ON GRAFFITI'S ANCESTRAL CONNECTION TO RITUALISTIC HIEROGLYPHICS AND CAVE WRITINGS." In The Groove 

 

· "INTELLIGENT AND IN-DEPTH. IT'S 45 MINUTES OF ART, FROM GALLERY SHOWS TO THE STUFF ON THE STREETS. GRAFFITI VERITE' IS SURE TO OPEN YOUR EYES." Juxtapoz Magazine

 

· HIS FILM DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF SHOWING OLD SCHOOL LA IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER PIECE OF DOCUMENTATION HAS." Juxtapoz Magazine, January 1997 

 

· "A REVEALING LOOK AT THE UNDERGROUND WORLD OF GRAFFITI ART." KCET News

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE'S FILM MAKER BOB BRYAN FINDS SOCIAL & POLITICAL VALUE IN LA VANDALISM..." LA Weekly

 

· "THE DOCUMENTARY'S NARRATION IS DONE BY THE SPRAY-PAINTER'S THEMSELVES ... THEY TRACE THE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI TO THE PRE-AEROSOL DAYS OF THE 1940'S, EXPLAINING THE EVOLUTION OF LETTERING STYLES AND THE EXPANSION OF TAGGING INTO WHAT THEY CALL 'PIECING'."Los Angeles Times 

 

· "BOB'S FILM IS CREATED TO SERVE IN MY OPINION TWO PURPOSES. THE FIRST AS A WAY TO BIND A FRAGMENTED SCENE WHOSE MEMBERS HAVE FEW PLACES TO SHARE IDEAS AND TECHNIQUE.  THE SECOND IS TO EDUCATE THE  IGNORANT WHO SEE GRAF ART AS A MENACE AND BRING THE COMPREHESION UP TO A LEVEL OF TRADITIONAL ART IN THE PROGRESSION AND CRITIQUE."Low  Profile  Magazine 

 

· "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." Mill Valley Film Festival 

 

· "A MIND EXPANDING EXPERIENCE IN PEOPLE'S - AS OPPOSED TO COMMERCIAL CULTURE."MSRRT Newsletter

 

· "I KEPT BEING REMINDED OF THE WORKS OF KEITH HARING AND SALVADOR DALI. I GUESS IN SOME WAYS ALL ARTS BEGINS AS REBELLION! THE M.B.C. WOULD BE HONORED TO ADD THE PROGRAM (GRAFFITI VERITE') TO OUR EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARIES." The Museum of Broadcast Communications

 

· "THE STRENGTH OF YOUR VIDEOTAPE IS THAT YOU FOCUS ON THE COMMENTARY OF THE ARTISTS... TO UNDERSTAND THEIR THINKING AND WHAT MOTIVATES THEM IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO AN APPRECIATION OF THIS ARTFORM."The Museum of Contemporary Art 

 

· "I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VIDEO TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN GRAFFITI, ART, POLITICS OR INTO UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCE CULTURES. YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT ANY GRAFFITI THE SAME WAY AGAIN." Mutant Renegade Zine 

 

· "INTERVIEWS WITH GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHO EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 'TAGGING' AND 'PIECING' - WHO REPORT OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS SUCH AS DODGING THE POLICE, GANG MEMBERS AND ANTI-GRAFFITI VIGILANTES."National Campaign for Freedom of Expression

 

· "...THE MINORITY ARTISTS ARE SO WELL REPRESENTED AND COME ACROSS WITH SUCH INTEGRITY, INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC KNOWLEDGE. THIS WILL DO A GREAT DEAL TO HELP DISPEL THE USUALLY WRONG IMPRESSION THAT GRAFFITI ARTISTS ARE ANTI-INTELLECTUAL AND UNAWARE OF ANYTHING OTHER THAN THEIR OWN WISH TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES..." Andrew Connors National Museum, Smithsonian Institution 

 

·  "THE BOMB! ITHAS LIVE PIECIN', IT HAS OLD SCHOOL PIECES FROM THE 80'S. IT REALLY BREAKS DOWN WHAT GRAFFITI ON THE WEST COAST IS ALL ABOUT... Nite Crawlers Magazine 

 

·  "...GRAFFITI VERITE' IS GRITTY AND DOES NOT GLAMORIZE GRAFFITI..."Bolton Colburn, Senior Curator , Orange County Museum

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' GOES UNDERGROUND TO THE ALLEYS, STREETS, WALLS AND GALLERIES OF L.A. TO DOCUMENT THE STORIES OF 24 GRAFFITI ARTISTS WORK, PASSION AND IDEAS..."Plunge Magazine

 

· "BOB BRYAN HAS PRODUCED A GRAFFITI DOCUMENTATION, WELL WORTH SEEING! GRAFFITI VERITE' FEATURES MANY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S REAL GRAFFITI ARTISTS."Possessed Animation

 

· "CLOSE-UP AND PERSONAL!... THIS NEWLY RELEASED AND BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED DOCUMENTARY UNCOVERS THE UNDERGROUND LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI MOVEMENT AND EXPLORES ITS RELATION TO CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP CULTURE."Public Art Review

 

· "...REAL EXPRESSIONS OF INDIVIDUALITY BY REALLY GOOD ARTISTS, CREATING SOME BEAUTIFUL AND FASCINATING STUFF."Psychoholics Unanimous

 

· "THE RANGE OF LOS ANGELES ARTISTS AND STYLES INCLUDED IN THE VIDEO IS MIND-BOGGLING ... BRYAN CAPTURES THE TENSE ENERGY OF THE WRITERS BY NOT ALLOWING THE VIEWER SPACE TO REFLECT ON OR TIME TO ABSORB ALL THE INFORMATION HE PACKS INTO THIS VIDEO!" Public Art Review 

 

· "MORE SOCIALLY AND POLITICALLY RELEVANT THAN EXPECTED, THIS SUBCULTURAL ART FORM SEEKS TO AGGRESSIVELY ENSURE WE WAKE-UP AND SMELL THE AEROSOL."Pulse! Magazine, Tower Records/Video

 

· "REQUIRED VIEWING FOR ALL CITIZENS OF BIG CITIES THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF GRAFFITI..."Rap Pages Magazine 

 

· "IT IS A PERSONAL REBELLION TO REPRESENT THE TRUTH VIA THE ONLY UNCENSORED TEXTBOOK OF SOCIETY - THE WALLS."  Relic, Graffiti Artist (K2S cru)

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' IS A VISUALLY HYPNOTIC RIDE..."Remote Jockey Digest 

 

· "...NOTABLE FOR IT'S ULTA-CRISP PRODUCTION VALUES, THE HIGH QUALITY OF ART AND COMMENTARY..."  Rock & Rap Confidential 

 

· "THIS WELL-PRODUCED EXAMINATION OF AN UNDERGROUND ARTFORM, EXPLAINED BY THE ARTISTS WHO CREATED IT WILL ADD A NEW DIMENSION TO ART CLASSES AND TO LIBRARY VIDEO COLLECTIONS. WE RECOMMEND ITS USE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ART CLASSES."  School Library Journal 

 

· "KEEPING THE CULTURE ALIVE..."The Source 

 

· "VENTURING OUT INTO THE REALM OF LA'S GRAFFITI SCENE, BRYAN ENDURED SIX MONTHS OF GAINING WRITERS TRUST AND DOCUMENTING THE UNDERGROUND SUBCULTURE. REVERED BY THOUSANDS OF FILM MAKERS, CRITICS AND REVIEWERS, GRAFFITI VERITE' GAVE MANY A SECOND THOUGHT TO WHAT IS USUALLY DENOUNCED AS JUVENILE VANDALISM."  Subculture Magazine 

 

· "...A GOOD VIDEO THAT CHALLENGES THE BS MASS MEDIA IMAGE OF GRAF..."Threat Magazine 

 

· "...IT ISN'T VANDALISM... IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CRIME."True Magazine, London ENGLAND 

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' PORTRAYS ' TAGGERS' AS ARTISTS AND DISPELS THE MYTH THAT TAGGERS ARE GANG-BANGERS."U-Direct Zine 

 

· "24 L.A. GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHOSE ARTISTIC TOOL OF CHOICE IS THE SPRAY CAN AND WHOSE GALLERY IS THE STREETS."UHF Magazine 

 

· "THERE IS A GREAT ENERGY IN THIS VIDEO! ... OFTENTIMES THE FILM IS EXTREMELY MOVING, PROVOCATIVE AND ALLOWS THE AUDIENCE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS ART FORM..."Umbrella Magazine 

 

· "...YOU GET ALLOT OF PERSONAL INSIGHT FROM MANY OF THE ARTISTS WHOSE WORK GRACE THE WALLS OF LOS ANGELES, PASADENA AND SURROUNDING AREAS."Underground Zine Scene

 

· "A BIG THUMB'S UP TO BOB BRYAN FOR DOCUMENTING THE ART FORM IN A VERY WELL PRODUCED WAY AND PRESERVING PART OF THE CULTURE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS."UPS Newsletter 

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' IS A GREAT PRIMER FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST DON'T GET IT..."Velocity N.Y.C

 

· "THE WORK SHOWN IN THE VIDEO IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, EVEN MORE SO WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT THE PRIMARY TOOL HERE IS A CAN OF SPRAY PAINT."Video Librarian Review 

 

· "A MUST SEE VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE INNER WORLD OF TODAYS URBAN CHILDREN."Wisconsin Bookwatch

 

· "GRAFFITI VERITE' DIGS INTO THE REAL ROOTS OF L.A. GRAF, WHICH ARE SOME WHAT DIFFERENT FROM THOSE THAT SPARKED THE N.Y.C. GRAF SCENE IN THE 70'S."Writer's Resource Guide

 

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