The Graffiti Artist (2004)

The Graffiti Artist (2004)
Country: USA
Release Year: 2004
Director: James Bolton
Writer: James Bolton
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 78 min
Cast:Ruben Bansie, Pepper Fajans
Luke Cook, Robert D. Heath Jr.
Pledgure Duoshun, Zachary S. Smalls
Rich Carlton, Rich Clemets
Studio:Mettray Reformatory Pictures
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Adrift in a lush, nocturnal urban landscape, Nick is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle and Portland. For writer/director Bolton's lonely "tagger" protagonist, the vast wall surfaces of deserted alleys and trainyards are at once a daunting symbol of capitalist oppression and a texturally rich, seamless tableau ripe for exploitation to amplify his artistic dialectic of anger and rebellion. His own virtually anonymous existence seemingly only secondary to the painted surfaces and "rupture the system" manifesto which more poignantly evidence his presence, Nick's prodigious solo graffiti output is interrupted by friendship with another young tagger. Their communication begins as less verbal than a kind of shared graphic tour de force; their enormous collaborative graffiti murals appear to emerge as the unmistakable offspring of their kindred spirit. But eventually their assumptions about one...

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