September 7, 2011

OUTSIDE IN will have its East Coast Premier on Saturday, September 17th at10PM at the Urbanworld Film Festival at the AMC 34th Street Theater, NYC

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September 1, 2011

PINA - Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost - International Trailer from neueroadmovies on Vimeo.

As Sara and I prepare to go to the Toronto Film Festiva next week, we came across a trailer for Wim Wenders' new film, pina which we hear may open in the States later this year. We must have watched this trailer 30 times already this morning. Street art no. Absolutely stunning, yes.

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January 5, 2011

Toasters 'Everywhere' Teaser Trailer from Toasters on Vimeo.

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December 24, 2010

You can learn more about the film here.

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November 8, 2010

To celebrate the upcoming digital and DVD release in the United States of his award winning documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop, over the weekend Banksy released a rare outtake from the film. In the clip, the French street artist Invader hits the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles with Thierry Guetta tagging along.

Exit Through The Gift Shop will finally be coming to iTunes, Video-On-Demand, and DVD in the United States this month and next.

The movie will be available first on Video-On-Demand channels across the country and for rent and purchase on iTunes beginning November 23rd. This will followed by the release of the DVD in time for the holidays on December 14th.

And for those who have been asking, the DVD will indeed include "The Lawyer's Edit" of Life Remote Control.

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April 15, 2010

The best thing about doing the Wooster website is that every once in a while Sara and I will wake up to find a photo (or in this case, a video) in our email box and have no idea where it came from, who did it, or why it was sent to us.

This morning was one of those mornings.

We've been looking at the video, shot at Banksy's LA Premiere, all morning. In it we spotted such people as Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, our friend Roger Gastman, Pete Wentz, us!...

Email us with the names of the people you've spotted in the crowd.


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April 6, 2010

As we head into the April 16th opening weekend of Exit Through The Gift Shop in New York, San Francisco and LA, Banksy has started to release a series of exclusive videos on the film's official Youtube channel.

In an extended five minute teaser for the film released today, Banksy for the first time sets up the film's storyline.

Until today, the only footage online was the trailer which intentionally makes it clear that Banksy doesn't want to give too of the film's storyline away

Banksy says in the clip: "The film is the story of what happens when his guy tried to make a documentary about me but he was a lot more interesting than I am, so the film is now kinda about him."


That guy is a French filmmaker named Terry Guetta. What happens to him in the film is a true case in which truth is stranger than fiction.

The film opens in cinemas across the United States beginning April 16th. For exact cities and theaters check the film's official website here.

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April 1, 2010


Late last night Banksy released an additional poster that he created for the United States release of his first feature film EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.

He also - for the first time - announced the specific theaters and cities that the film will play in across the country beginning April 16th.

They are:

Opening On April 16th:

New York: Sunshine Theater
New York: Lincoln Plaza,
Los Angeles: The Landmark
Los Angeles: Arclight, Hollywood
San Francisco: Embarcadero
Berkeley: Shattuck
San Rafael: Rafael
Palo Alto: Aquarius,

Opening On April 23rd:

Philadelphia: Ritz 5
Chicago: Century
Seattle: Harvard Exit,
Boston: Kendall Square

Opening On April 30th:

Minneapolis: Lagoon
Washington DC; E Street
Baltimore: Harbor
Atlanta: Midtown Art
Denver: Mayan
San Diego: Hillcrest

Opening May 7th:

Detroit: Maple Art
Houston: River Oaks
Dallas: Angelika
Milwaukee: Downer
Providennce: Avon

Opening May 14th:

St Louis: Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis

Stay tuned as we're told there's more to come.

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March 29, 2010


It's official.

It was announced this morning that Banksy's first film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, will hit theaters in the United States beginning on Friday, April 16th in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dates for additional cities across the country - including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta - will be announced soon.

Over the weekend Banksy also released the official "one sheet" poster for the film. New Yorkers and street art fans will recognize the building in the image (and the street art and tags) as the iconic old bank building at Spring and Bowery in Soho.

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March 26, 2010

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March 2, 2010

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January 21, 2010

The rumors are indeed true. Banksy's first film will premier to the public for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival. We've seen it and, yes, it's absolutely brilliant.

Official Site:

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October 1, 2009

If you haven't yet seen ‘Bomb It’, Jon Reiss's terrific documentary on the street art movement around the world, now's your chance. The entire film together with 20 original profiles of artists are now available on Babelgum.

Posted by marc at 7:16 AM in Film |

August 27, 2009

The New York Times recently ran a fascinating article about Isaiah Zagar, an artist whos has created elaborate mosaics that cover many buildings in South Philadelphia.

Isaiah is now the subject of, In A Dream, an award winning documentary by his son Jeremiah.

You can read the NY Times article here. The DVD of the film will be released in the States on September 29th, 2009.

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April 24, 2009

If you're in New York, be sure to check out "Kings of the City" a month long film series of graffiti culture from New York to Europe and back that features rare and classic documentaries, never seen photos, legendary writers and historians. The project was curated by Andreas Vingaard and takes place at Maysles Cinema in Harlem at 343 Lenox Avenue /Malcolm X Boulevard, NYC.

Here's the full schedule:

Friday, May1st, 7pm
Saturday, May 2nd 1-11pm
Wednesday, May 6, 13,20,27 @ 7pm

Friday, May 1st

KET ONE Presents:
The Master Class with Straight Man aka Lava One and Two

Dream City
Dir. Steve Siegel
7 min.
Excerpts from Steve Siegel’s Dream City with loads of trains from the good old days.

Stations of the Elevated:
Dir. Manfred Kirchheimer
45 min.
Director Manfred Kirchheimer presents his cult classic art film with music by Charles Mingus. Director Manfred Kirchheimer will be present for the q&a.

*** Opening Cocktail Reception in the Downstairs Lounge

Saturday, May 2nd
3:00 pm
1.) Stylewars
Dir. Tony Silver
Co-produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant
70 min.
2.) All City
Dir. Henry Chalfant
16 min.
3.) From Here to Canarsie
Dir. Henry Chalfant
Co-produced by Henry Chalfant, Jim Prigoff and Sam Henriquez
21 min.

Henry Chalfant has been one the most energetic documentarians of New York graffiti over the years. Henry will be available for book signings and will also present a slideshow with unpublished photos from the 80s. Graffiti artist Skeme’s unforgettable mom, Barbara Andalcio, from the film Style Wars and former Transit Police officer Conrad Lesnewski of Hickey & Ski fame will also be available for the q&a.

Tats Cru Presents
Kings of Broadway
Dir. Chris “Freedom” Pape
22 min.
In the 80s while some NYC writers went the gallery route other writers were kinging the legendary Broadway lines. This film tells the story of the latter and features the writers Ali, Bama, Crash, Ket, Part, Stan 153, Terror 161 and Zephyr.

Dir. Dick Fontaine
58 min.
Join Brim from Tats Cru as he crosses the Atlantic to get up. This rarely seen film also includes Bio from Tats Crew as well as the musician Goldie from the UK. Tats Cru, also known as “the Mural Kings,” is a Bronx based crew of prominent writers that made the transition from trains to commissioned walls.

Wednesday, May 6th
Graffiti Post Graffiti
Dir. Inner Tube Video
26 min.
This lesser known film deals with the initial interest from the established art scene in graffiti. The film features art dealers Sidney Janis and Tony Shafrazi and artists like Crash, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddie, Jean-Michel Basquiat among others.

Inside Outside
Dir. Andreas Johnson and Nis Boye Rasmussen
57 min.
Inside Outside presents some key figures from the current graffiti inspired street art scene including Zevs from Paris, Swoon, KR and Earsnot from NYC, Ron English from Jersey City, Adam & Itso from Sweden and Denmark, and and Os Gemeos and Pigmeus from Sao Paulo.

Wednesday, May 13th
Cope 2 Documentary Preview
Dir. Carl Weston & Sascha Jenkins
15 min.
See a preview of this work in progress on Bronx legend Cope 2 from the team behind the infamous “Video Graff” series.

Dir. Resistance Films
90 min.
This film tells the story of the Parisian graffiti scene from 1983-2003. The film includes interviews with Henry Chalfant, Futura 2000, Seen UA, Mode 2, JonOne, Bando CTK among many other legendary French writers.

Wednesday, May 20th

Forbidden Rebels
Dir. Forbidden Rebels
29 min.
A documentary on the New York scene made in 1983 featuring Dez aka DJ Kay Slay, Sharp, Delta, Spin and G-Man. With bombed trains for days.

Dir. Stunnedfilm
76 min.
The Dutch documentary Kroonjuwelen tells the story of one of the oldest and most important graffiti scenes in Europe. Some of the writers featured are Quik from New Yorkand Delta, Shoe, Zap and High.

Wednesday, May 27th
Tunnel Vision
Dir. Reid van Renesse
2 min.
This short film with footage shot in 1983 shows Zephyr, Min One and Revolt painting a wall. Reid van Renesse will be present for the q&a.

Dir. Manfred Kirchheimer
85 min.
Spraymasters follows up on some legendary writers from the 70s and 80s. The film includes Lady Pink, Lee, Futura 2000 and Zephyr and lots and lots of trains. Manfred Kirchheimer will be present for the q&a.

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February 23, 2009

From Bryan in Cape Town:

"recently i created a public installation based on the names we call each other in the new South Africa. the project crosses all the languages and cultures here and seeks to find an honest response to our differences and ultimately find common ground that we can celebrate. a friend of mine, kees jan husselman, who was interning with us from amsterdam made a beautiful little film about it..."

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February 4, 2009

Flooded McDonald's from Superflex on Vimeo.

"Flooded McDonald's is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald's burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged."

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August 5, 2008

While the Wooster website is not exclusively about "street art", at the heart of everything we post on the site is a celebration of a DIY ("do it yourself") attitude and aesthetic.

Probably no better articulation of the DIY mindset in contemporary art is Beautiful Losers, Aaron Rose's fantastic traveling exhibition and book that brings together the work of an amazing group of artists including Terry Richardson, ESPO, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson, Margaret Killgallen, and many others.

If you saw the exhibition or have the book then you undoubtedly walked away inspired and motivated to not only enjoy art, but to create it.


This coming Friday night in New York at the IFC Center marks the US theatrical debut of Beautiful Losers, the movie. Like the exhibition and book that proceeded it, Beautiful Losers is a true labor of love that makes you want to go out and create something. It's wonderfully shot and includes a ton of terrific interviews with a fantastic group of artists. The film is the perfect companion to the exhibition and book.

Here's an exclusive clip:

The Price of Success from beautifullosersfilm on

Following it's NYC run which begins this weekend, Beautiful Losers has been booked in theaters in LA, San Francisco Chicago, and Portland. Check out their official website here for more info.


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August 16, 2007


Tomorrow evening in Trenton, NJ Albus Cavus launches their terrific Street Art Film Festival which showcases new public art from around the world. The festival consists of a series of terrific films about artists and their art that transforms streets into galleries and changes established ideas about art in public space.

Featured Artists and Filmmakers include Craig Noble (Canada), Pose 2 (USA), Chor Boogie (USA), Joshua Mays (USA), Tats Cru (USA), BigFoot (USA), Above (USA), JR (France), Peat Wollaeger (USA), Wayne Horse (The Netherlands), Martin Zet (Czech Republic), Charles Westerman (USA)

Location: Contemporary Club, 176 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608-1104
Date/Time: August 17, 2007 ... 6-10pm
Entry: $2

More information here.

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November 16, 2006


This weekend, the terrific Albus Cavus in New Brunswick, NJ will be holding a two day Street Art Film Festival. The event will include discussions with the film-makers and artists. D.C.-based artist Mark Jenkins will participate together with Graffiti Research Lab artists.

On both November 18-19, 2006 things kick off at 7pm in auditorium #123 in Scott Hall on Rutgers University Campus. The address is Scott Hall #123, 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ (for directions visit the festival website)

Saturday November 18 7pm @ Scott Hall

Quality of Life (2004; 85 min; San Francisco) directed by Benjamin Morgan

Sunday November 19 7pm @ Scott Hall

My Street Journal (2005; 18 min; France) artwork and directed by JR
Embeds (2006; 10 min, Washington DC) artwork and directed by Mark Jenkins
Tyger (2006; 5 min; Brazil) artwork and directed by Guiherme Marcondes
Graffiti Research Lab (2005; 10 min; New York City) artwork and directed by Evan Roth and James Powderly
What is it to be like... (2006, 3 min; New Brunswick) directed by Reid Bingham
St. Louis Centre (2006; 4 min; St. Louis) directed by Bill Streeter
Albino Alley Cat (2005, 3 min; St. Louis) artwork and directed by Peat Wollaeger
Albus Cavus Video Magazine (2006; 30 min., New Brunswick) directed by Nicole Wines
Elefantos (2005; 10 min; The Netherlands) directed by Wayne Horse

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This coming Saturday night (November 18 at 8:45 p.m. at the National Film Theatre (NFT1) in the South Bank) the terrific World Tour documentary series commissioned by Stussy will screen in London. The film celebrates the creative process of 16 legendary global artists including graphic designers, graffiti artists, clothing designers and comic book artists. Artists profiled include Rob Abeyta, Eric Elms, Futura, Ghost, Haze, Wes Humpston, Kaws, KR, Geoff McFetridge, Mister Cartoon, Neckface, Gary Panter, Brent Rollins, Kostas, Sk8 Thing, Tetsu "Tet" Nishiyama.

At the event there will also be a Q+A with Kaws, Geoff McFetridge, and Kostas

To attend, you must RSVP here. RSVP is required and is good for a guest plus one. Seats are limited to theatre capacity and hard tickets will be distributed at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

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May 26, 2006

After an extremely successful run in New York (and an equally successful run in San Francisco), the terrific film Quality of Life opens tonight in Los Angeles at the LAEMMLE'S FAIRFAX 3

Laemmle's Fairfax 3
7907 Beverly Blvd.

Tonights opening show is at 9:30pm, and the rest of the evenings are at 7:30pm.

If you are in town, we highly recommend that you check out the film. You can purchase advance tickets here.

The filmmakers will be on hand for all evening shows on the three-day opening weekend, including Director Benjamin Morgan (Friday and Saturday nights), Producer Brant Smith (Sunday and Monday nights) and special guest: QoL's leading actor Lane Garrison (Friday night).

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May 24, 2006

Upper Playground has posted a new short trailer from their upcoming DVD series, THE RUN UP. This one showcases photographer and music video director, Estevan Oriol.

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May 22, 2006


We absolutely LOVE Tyger, a short little film done by y Guilherme Marcondes in Brazil. Click here to watch it. You will be entranced and enchanted. It made our day.

(Thanks, Adam!)

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May 17, 2006

In July, our friends at Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery will be releasing their new DVD "The Run Up" which features one-on-one interviews with 26 emerging artists including Doze Green (featured in the trailer above).

From the press release:

The Run Up, is a visual and historical representation of the contemporary art movement. Directors Shaun Roberts and Joey Garfield filmed the artists in a sequence of vignettes, where each segment reveals the artists’ visions and the inspirations behind their artwork. According to Roberts, “This film is a platform for artists to display their personal thoughts and creative philosophies. The stylistic choices made during production of this project are representative of the artists’ story.”

The Run Up is composed of one-on-one interviews with each artist and depicts their personal journeys in
finding their artistic styles as well as creating a space for each of them within the art world. Additionally, The Run Up is one hundred percent independently produced, an achievement that Roberts is most proud about.

Artists featured on The Run Up include: Herbert Baglione, Estevan Oriol, Cody Hudson, Chris Pastras, Mark Bode, Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Wes Humpston, Futura, Jeff Soto, Above, Kofie One, Heavyweight (HVW8), David Ellis, Ryan McGinness, José Parla, Swoon, Rostarr, Mister Cartoon, Maya Hayuk, Doze Green, WK Interact, Dzine, Jason Bass, Ron English, and Logan Hicks.

The Run Up soundtrack features music from, Alias, Ehren, Dosh, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Nozebleed, Caural, Ben Sandoval, Omid, Aesop Rock, Soulfire Recording Arists, Savath & Savalas, DJ Cam, Pit Er Pat, Pelican, Ubiquity Recording Artists, Fingerbangerz, Oakley Hall, Susumu Yokata, and Andrew Deutsch.

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April 20, 2006

mrcat.jpgNext week the Tribeca Film Festivel kicks off here in New York. One of the films that we are eagerly awaiting seeing is called "The Case of the Grinning Cat" (Chats Perchés) The director is the legendary French filmmaker Chris Marker.

For the film, Marker went on a search for three years to find the artist "Mr. Cat" who was stenciling his grinning cat image all over Paris. The official bio for the film says if the film:

"The film - of which Marker has just prepared the English version - begins in November 2001 in a Paris still fresh from the shock of the September 11 attacks on the U.S., and where newspaper headlines read "We are all Americans." Over the next year, in the lead-up to the Iraq war, the city's youth march in numerous demonstrations for all manner of causes as Marker continues his pursuit of the mysterious cats. He finds them again, to his surprise, showing up as the emblem of the new French youth movement. "Make cats not war!" street art is the flip side of the idealism and exuberance driving the young people marching in protests the likes of which Paris hasn't seen since the mythic events of May 1968. While at times it might seem that the spirit of idealism has survived intact, the filmmaker's observation of it is tempered. Causes too, he observes, are a matter of fashion, and the film ends on a somber note. Cats and owls, politics and art, nimbly take their places in this Marker shuffle. The whole is woven together by the filmmaker's at times surreal humor, and by his astute and effortless camera that never fails to linger on the odd, ordinary, ineffable moments that only his eye can turn to gold dust.

Rumor is that Mr. Cat will be coming to New York for the premier. You can purchase tickets here.

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April 14, 2006

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One of the real pleasures of updating the Wooster site each day comes not only in discover new artists, but also in learning more about those artists who paved the way for the current wave. Names like buz blurr and blek le rat were unknown to us a few years ago, but are now amongst our favorites.

For quite some time, King Adz has been working with Blek Le Rat on a documentary which will be released on DVD in the coming weeks. The clip above comes from 'Blek Le Rat - Original Stencil Pioneer' There will also be a preview of the film tomorrow in Berlin at 16:00 at the "Eiszeit Kino"(cinema) Zeughofstrasse 20, Berlin

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April 6, 2006


Congratulations to Ben Morgan and Brant Smith, who's film, Quality of Life, will have its New York premier - which sold out days ago - later tonight at the Pioneer Theater in the East Village. The film runs her Apr 6 - 12 and then again on Apr 15 - 16.

Having spoken to Ben and Brant over the last year or so about the film, we've been blown away by their comittment and dedication to getting Quality of Life seen across the country. This project is a truely a labor of love for them, as they have been promoting and distribrting it themsleves.

The shows are selling out quickly, so to check on tickets, check here.

We hope to see everyone later tonight at the after party at Lit.

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February 9, 2006


The award winning, QUALITY OF LIFE, has just confirmed its New York release date. New York follows an incredible run that the film had in San Francisco.

Quality of Life will play a very limited NYC engagement starting April 6 at the Pioneer Theater in the East Village. You can purchase your tickets in advance now by clicking here.

Quality of Life tells the story of two SF graff writers struggling to maintain their lifelong friendship after they get busted for painting. Click HERE to see the trailer.

Since the filmmakers are distributing the film themselves, and do not have the backing of any major film distributor, QoL is only scheduled for one screening a day for a single week. They are considering allowing the film to stay longer and possibly add more screenings each day – on one condition:

They will only do this if we can sell a large number of advance tix.

So if you expect to see the film in NYC, please buy your tix now.

The filmmakers are also looking for people to join their NYC street team to get the word out about the film coming to NYC. Email andy [at] if interested.

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January 25, 2006


Pablo Aravena highly anticipated documentary "NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting" will be screening later this month at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Here are the dates and times:

Premiere Screening
Monday 30-01-2006 at 19:30 in Pathé 2

The other public screenings are scheduled for,

Tuesday 31-01-2006 at 10:30 in Pathé 7
Thursday 02-02-2006 at 22:30 in Cinerama 7
Saturday 04-02-2006 at 14:30 in Venster 2

For more info click here.

"NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting" After-Party

When: Monday, January 30th, 2006
Time: 10 PM until late....

Weena Zuid 33
3012NH Rotterdam

010 433 04 88

DJ's: Kid Sublime and Rednose Distrikt

Live VJ and Live LUMASOL light painting: PIPS:lab (

Live painting by WayneHorse, Morcky (TwoThings), Aiko + surprise guests

for more info visit

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January 12, 2006


Congratulations to Pablo Aravena, as his documentary film NEXT, a true labor of love, has been accepted as an official selection of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The festival takes place on January 25 to February 5, 2006 and Pablo will be present for a series of screenings (see dates below).

The tentative screening dates in Rotterdam are:

January 30, 2006
January 31, 2006
February 2, 2006

For more information on the film check out

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