From Cinema Guild
In SprayMasters four ex-graffiti artists reflect on their early years as renegades who snuck into rail yards and decorated New York City subway cars with stolen paint while eluding arrest. Now in their forties and embraced by the establishment, Lee Quinones
They talk about the extreme risks they took as teenagers, the joys of seeing their work on subway cars, the diverse styles of graffiti, its global reach, and its place in modern life, where it has been co-opted by advertising and fashion. Directed by Manny , Lady Pink, and Futura 2000 are prominent artists with an international following, while Zephyr is a widely published journalist who writes about graffiti and popular culture.Kirchheimer (Tall), SprayMasters
Although the exuberant painted trains are gone, they live again in Spraymasters in rare, never-before-seen footage, set to an electrifying original musical soundtrack that evokes the heyday of graffiti.
Directed by Manny Kirchheiner
2008, 85 minutes
s a follow-up to his underground classic Stations of the Elevated (1980), one of the first films to feature New York’s infamous subway graffiti.
Full information may be found at www.cinemaguild.com* World Premiere, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
* Official Selection, Rotterdam International Hip-Hop Film Festival, 2008
* Official Selection, Gothenberg International Film Festival, 2009
* Official Selection, Max Ophulus Preis Film Festival, Germany, 2009
"A must-see" – The New York Sun