*****  = Don't Miss
 ****  = Really Good
  ***  = Safe Bet
   **  = Mediocre
    *  = A dud
Graffiti Verite': Read the Writing on the Wall  ****
(Not Rated; Bryan World)

The cultural incentive and social impact of 24 urban graffiti artists is presented in Bob Bryan's economical and revealing exploration of "vandalism" as art. The media would lead you to believe that these spray-can Picasso are hoodlums. Instead, we meet thoughtful artists whose work is being displayed in galleries and dressing up operas. More socially and politically relevant than expected, this subcultural art form seeks to aggressively ensure we "wake up and smell the aerosol."