Flying high above Los Angeles in a "ghetto bird," GV2 starts out by looking down on our streets, seeking out those artists who ply their incendiary craft on the walls of our cities while we sleep. GV2 brilliantly manages to "personalize" 19 Graf artists, moving them elegantly from stereotypes to "real people," revealing the reasons why this movement has become the most popular and powerful cultural force of the millennium.
With more than 400 graffiti art images packed into GV2, (including the winners of THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI ART COMPETITION) this documentary is a visually hypnotic ride, driven by the artists' narrative and the wall to wall underground music soundtrack of: B-Real "Psycho Realm" (Cypress Hill Family), DMG & Daddy V, Home Invasion Part 1, Linoleum Mekanix, Black Mikey & others.
2005, English, 57 mins.
TOOMER, SKILL, GIN, BRUIN, WEL, SWAN, ELFE, CALE, MARE 139, RELIC, SLICK, VYAL, MAN ONE, SACRED, CHAZ, DAVID MARTINEZ, ALEX ZENDEJAS, JAME,S CAIL, ASYL'M & HAZE
Music By THE PSYCHO REALM: The Cypress Hill Family with B-Real, B-BOYS: Linoleum Mekanix, SIMPLY JEFF: Home Invasion Vol. 1, DMG & DADDY V: It's Just a Ghetto Thang, BLACK MIKEY: We Drop Bombs, KOFIE, UTI: Beats and Breaks, SHA'ABAN YAHYA: Return to Jogia & 3AB-DASH 2000, UTI: Third Audio Battalion
DIRECTOR: BOB BRYAN
FORMAT: FULL SCREEN FORMAT, / AUDIO – STEREO FORMAT
• DVD Amaray Case
• Interactive Chapter Menus
• 30 Scene Chapter Selections
• 60 Individual Still Snapshot Enlargements of Classic Graffiti Art / Images per DVD
"Graffiti Verite' 2: Freedom of _ExpreSSion? truly one of the best documentaries on Graf art that I've ever been privy to seeing. Director Bob Bryan is extremely successful at depicting Graffiti art as an unsung and unrecognized source of some of the most original and culturally rich artwork of the 20th Century." - HIP-HOP NOW
"The follow-up to Graffiti Verite, an award-winning documentary about urban artists, Graffiti Verite 2: Freedom of _Expression? picks up where the first documentary left off. Filmmakers travel the streets, meeting artists who beautify dirty and dangerous neighborhoods by transforming concrete walls into vibrant murals, and musicians who turn their street experience into catchy harmonies and bold raps. The program features music by B-Boys, DMG & Daddy V, Black Mikey, the Psycho Realm, and others. " - Betsy Boyd, ALL MOVIE GUIDE