Next: A Primer on Urban Painting


Finally! I have been waiting since January when Next: A Primer on Urban Painting premiered in Rotterdam to see it on the big screen. Pablo Aravena started making this documentary about five years ago. For the next four years he went around the world and interviewed some great graffiti artists. And in the time since they were filmed, many of them, like artists Os Gemeos, Delta, Kami, Sasu, Mode 2, and Dzine have broken out of the street art scene and moved into the gallery scene.

I have only seen the trailer, but I know that Aravena included interviews with art critics, collectors, DJs and other hustlers of culture to give this film more breadth and depth. Can't wait to see it.

The Next U.S. premiere will be at the Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival on 22 June 2006 at 10pm and 23 June 2006 at 12:15pm at the Loews on 34th and 8th, NYC.

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