Roger Gastman’s new documentary “Wall Writers” will be at at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco this weekend, but move fast for tickets; Friday’s showing is already sold out! Grab a ticket for Saturday the 27th at 4:00 pm at the Yerba Buena Center’s website here. The presentation will include a Q&A session with Gastman after the film, and appearances by artist HENRY 161 and MIKE 171. The documentary’s companion book, Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence is available here from Gingko Press.
Narrated by the legendary John Waters, Wall Writers tells the story of a time when “underprivileged” city kids refused to keep lurking in the shadows, when the streets were so wild that fame and infamy became indistinct, when art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art. The film uncovers the origins of wall writing in New York City and Philadelphia and features unprecedented access and exclusive interviews with graffiti legends such as TAKI 183, CORNBREAD, and many more.