Past Event: Tabula Rasa: Wall Writers Screening

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30pm

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Courtesy of "Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence"

Please note that Roger Gastman will no longer be able to participate in this event.

The forgotten origins of the modern graffiti and street art movements in late 1960s and early ‘70s New York and Philadelphia are the focus of Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence (Roger Gastman, 2016, 77 min). This feature-length documentary explores not only early graffiti writing but also the young writers who created it and the larger cultural forces that drove them to write. After the film, legendary graffiti writers MIKE-171, Wicked Gary, and COCO 144  will be joined by Curator Sean Corcoran for a talkback. 

The companion book, Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence (Gingko Press, 2016), will be available for sale - and signing! - following the program.   

Includes Museum admission and complimentary beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.  

$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.


Presented in collaboration with the Maysles Documentary Center.

Beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

This event is co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center Film Studies Program, Hunter College Film and Media Studies Department, Manhattan College Department of Visual & Performing Arts, On the Set of New York, and The Documentary Forum @ City College of New York

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