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Workhouse Film Institute: BOMB IT

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 8:00pm
Youth Arts Center (Building W-3)

In conjunction with the Urban Decay 3 exhibition, the Workhouse Film Institute is showcasing films during the month of June as part of the Workhouse Urban Art Film Series. On Saturday, June 16 at 8pm, the Workhouse will present BOMB IT, in the W-3 Theatre. 

BOMB IT is the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti. Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70's and 80's, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. The film features old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today’s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape. You’ll never look at public space the same way again.

BOMB IT was shot in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tijuana, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, Cape Town, São Paulo, and Tokyo.

*Not recommended for children, adult content.

*Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this FREE film screening. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to film, doors open for seating 30 minutes prior. Any reserved tickets that are unclaimed 15 minutes prior to screening time will be distributed to standby patrons.

Sat June 16 (8pm),Film is approx. 2 hours long.

Tickets: FREE Suggested donation of $7 per person at the door.

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