Happy to announce that my short documentary film GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance has been named an official selection of the 3rd edition of the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film will screen on Friday, October 9th at the ACME Theater.
The New Urbanism Film Festival was created to move the conversation about urban planning out of the text book and beyond the council chambers and into the movie theater. The festival believes that how we design our cities effects everyone, not just legislatively and academically, but in a real day to day sense. Safe sidewalks and open spaces encourage healthy lifestyle habits for ourselves and our community.
To encourage a broader audience for planning conversations, the New Urbanism Film Festival was founded in the hopes that through the screenings of these films, they will regenerate a dialogue between the academic, the advocate, the planner, and the public. The 2015 Festival will run from October 8-11 and will include films on architecture, transportation and a street art walking tour of Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance (which I directed, shot & edited) tells the story of Bronx street artist (and the film’s co-Producer) J. SinXero Beltran and his mission to beautify the Bronx through his TAG Public Arts Project. Working with some of the top street and graffiti artists in the country, SinXero’s mission is simple: “Enhancing The Visual Landscape of Urban Communities with Art”.
The film will make it’s U.S. premiere at the festival and we couldn’t be happier as the New Urbanism Film Festival and our film appear to be a perfect match. Hope to see you in Los Angeles!
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