Street Art in Cinema: Stick ‘Em Up and Vigilante Vigilante
November 9, 2013 – 7pm
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Rolling Roadshow and Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Street art is seemingly everywhere we look these days. Whether it's in the form of graffiti, stickers, posters or installations, there is often a controversy associated with it. These two films showcase different types of street art, the artists behind them, and the people that oppose this kind of art. "Stick 'Em Up!", directed by Houstonian Alex Luster and presented by Shoot.Edit.Sleep and Stone Kanyon Productions in collaboration with Aerosol Warfare, delves into the minds and motivations behind some of Houston's most notorious guerilla street artists, capturing the lifespan of their work... conception, creation, placement, and - ultimately - removal by the city's abatement enforcement.
VIGILANTE VIGILANTE: The Battle for Expression chronicles a new breed of crime-fighter that now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante - dedicated to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags and posters. Yes in their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people's property.
A Q&A with Stick ‘em Up! Director Alex Luster will take place immediately following the film. In addition to screening the two films, there will be a pop-up gallery with prints for sale by two of the artists featured in Stick ‘em Up! – Give Up and DUAL, food trucks, and beverages courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewery.
More info and tickets: www.orangeshow.org/events/137
**This event was previously scheduled for September 21, but due to weather conditions it was moved to the November 9th date.