Here’s the moment none of you have been waiting for…
GRL: The Complete First Season will make its NYC premiere for PopRally at the Museum of Modern Art on May 4th @ 8PM + PARTY after the flick with Javelin and special, special guests.
Get your tickets here before they sell-out.
SORRY! We sold-out. But the Complete First Season will be showing at BAM on Saturday, May 31st at midnight. Cost = Free!
Or download the torrent of the unofficial DVD here before we sell-out (our DVD is coming soon!).
Read the official press release for the movie here ( redacted by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Graffiti ):
From their origins in
the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (âThe Pocket Schoolâ?) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Available 24/7 on The Pirate Bay.
- For more GRL @ the MoMA with NYC’s finest look here, leap there and go thither.
Thanks to Hobby Boulihan for the best movie poster art eva!