SF360 Film+Club returns to Mezzanine on Wednesday, April 4, to celebrate the URB Next 100 Issue with a screening of Doug Pray’s INFAMY. The film is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of America’s most prolific graffiti artists. Doug Pray (“Hype!” and “Scratch”) teamed up with writer, publisher, and graffiti guru Roger Gastman, to make a movie that takes you deep into the world of street legends SABER, TOOMER, JASE, CLAW, EARSNOT, and ENEM. After the film, the amazing Chicago dj Flosstradamus will perform, with Vin Sol opening. Doors at 7 pm, film starts at 7:30 pm, music starts at 10 pm. DAMRAK Gin will providing free gin drinks for the first hour, so have a DAM drink on us. Tickets to the film are $8, but you can email [email protected] for $5 tickets. If you show up for the concert only, tickets will be $10.
SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, Mezzanine and Rehab. This event is sponsored by SFWeekly, 7x7 and DAMRAK. SF360 Film+Club is a monthly series, and past events have featured NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting, Wholphin and COLMA: The Musical.
As for INFAMY, the film is funny and brutally honest. The artists in the film reveal why they are so willing to risk everything to spray paint their cities with "tags," “throwups,” and full-color murals. You'll also meet Joe "THE GRAFFITI GUERRILLA" Connolly, a notorious “buffer” who paints out graffiti on his neighborhood’s walls with a vengeance matched only by those who vandalized them. From the streets of the South Bronx to the solitude of a San Francisco tunnel, from high atop a Hollywood billboard to North Philadelphia for a lesson in "Philly-style tags," from the Mexican border to a Cleveland train yard, INFAMY doesn't analyze or glorify graffiti... it takes you there and brings it to life.
San Francisco Film Society: http://www.sffs.org
Official Website: http://www.mezzaninesf.com
Added by cinesoul on March 29, 2007