Piece of Mind Documentary Explores So-Cal’s ‘War on Graffiti”

Arts & Culture
Jeff Squires
  • 16 april 2008

Debuting next week at the LAUFF (Los Angeles United Film Festival), Piece of Mind is a great looking documentary focusing on Southern California’s “war on graffiti.” Directed by Evan Romoff and Keegan Gibbs, the feature length film chronicle’s 2 years of 4 young graffiti writers based in LA trying to get their ‘ups.’ Captured on various video formats, the films looks to be an exciting and insightful trip into the secret world of street art with plenty of ‘cop-dodging’ action scenes.

According the film’s myspace page:

This documentary follow the lives of 4 graffiti artist in Los Angles as they evolve from street tags to graffiti bombing to canvas art to gallery showings. These artists come from different backgrounds, paint the same walls, and move on to jail, art school, and beyond as the culture clash of art versus vandalism meets them head on. Follow these young artists as they struggle to reach beyond the gangster-thug perceptions, and become artists in their own right, giving the world their piece of mind.

The film premiers on April 20th. Tickets are still available.

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