MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY
THU 13 AUG | 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
2019 | 82 mins | DCP | Australia, USA | English, German, Portuguese with English subtitles| D: Selina Miles
In 1970s New York, Martha Cooper captured the birth of the global graffiti art movement. Decades later, she is celebrated as an icon and, at 75 years of age, she continues to document the dynamic street art and graffiti movement. But she has also produced decades of photographs that capture the humanity and joy of people living on the fringes of society, within subcultures that, if not for Martha, would remain unseen.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival 2019
‘Thoroughly engaging... In so many ways she has been ahead of her time’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘This is a film that'll make you feel full of joy. It'll make you feel alive again, like you can go out and celebrate all that is good about the world’ – The Curb
‘A joyous look at a career devoted to witnessing everyday life’ – Hollywood Reporter