“WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence” will be screening at The Museum of the City of New York on March 22nd (@6:30pm), featuring a post-screening Q&A with Director Roger Gastman, MIKE-171, Wicked Gary & Coco 144, moderated by MCNY curator Sean Corcoran (Purchase Tickets Here / $12 and up | $10 for Museum members). This event is part of the series “Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries”.
"The forgotten origins of the modern graffiti and street art movements in late 1960s and early ‘70s New York and Philadelphia are the focus of Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence (Roger Gastman, 2016, 77 min). This feature-length documentary (narrated by John Waters) explores not only early graffiti writing but also the young writers who created it and the larger cultural forces that drove them to write. After the film, director Roger Gastman will join legendary graffiti writers MIKE-171, Wicked Gary, and COCO 144 for a talkback moderated by curator Sean Corcoran.
The companion book, Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence (Gingko Press, 2016), will be available for sale - and signing! - following the program. The Wall Writers book will be available for purchase at the screening and book signing by the Director and select members of the cast."
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029