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Los Angeles Premiere

Los Angeles Premiere WALL WRITERS Graffiti in its Innocence Narrated by John Waters Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:30pm Doors 8pm Sharp Film Q&A and book signing to follow Featuring Cheech Marin Leading a Q&A with Director Roger Gastman, TAKI 183 & KOOL KLEPTO KIDD The Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 South Broadway LA CA 90015 Tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/310154/wall-writers-graffiti-in-its-innocence-tickets More Info: http://wallwritersthemovie.com/ WALL WRITERS: GRAFFITI IN ITS INNOCENCE is a documentary film and 350+ page companion book. Both film and book were conceived and directed by Roger Gastman. Legendary filmmaker John Waters narrates the documentary and the book’s forward is written by acclaimed artist Barry McGee. Graffiti and street art today are largely considered the rock n’ roll of visual art, and WALL WRITERS is the story of its birth from Philadelphia and New York City during 1967 to 1973. WALL WRITERS is an exclusive account of the beginnings of the largest art movement of the Twentieth Century. No one has been able to tell this story until now, because no one could get complete access to the full cast of the movement’s originators featured in this lm. Most of these artists have given their first ever on-camera interviews for this project. WALL WRITERS offers a once-in-a-lifetime look at the origin of graffiti and street art that continues to capture the imaginations of young people the world over. WALL WRITERS explores graffiti’s eruption into the mainstream society during a period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti’s place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. Featuring unprecedented access to and exclusive interviews with graffiti’s originators CORNBREAD, TAKI 183, LSD OM, and more than a two-dozen others. Testimonies from journalists, historians and politicians who bore witness to the wall-writing revolution are also included in the film.