Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The film steadily ventures deeper into the world of graffiti and street expression through the eyes of practitioners, opponents, fans, and authorities. Graffiti writers from both coasts give their perspectives on what it means to write and why they do it. The film also profiles three other infamous vigilantes: LA’s “Graffiti Guerilla,” Joe Connolly, New Orleans’ “Gray Ghost,” Fred Radtke, and Portland’s “Silver Circle,” Ron Engman.
Ultimately, Vigilante Vigilante is a unique exploration of the individual drive to express oneself and affect one's environment. Through the passion of its most dedicated detractors and advocates, it is clear that graffiti is much more than just insignificant scrawl on a wall. Whether seen as dangerous, disrespectful, and anarchistic or inspiring, free, and revolutionary, graffiti is anything but unimportant."