Cinema Orange | Martha: A Picture Story
Celebrated photographer Martha Cooper’s images of subway graffiti in 1970s New York helped turn ridiculed street art into a global movement. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot and to receive an access link by email once the streaming period begins.
Time and Location
Nov 19, 2020, 12:00 PM PST – Nov 21, 2020, 4:59 PM PST
Virtual Screening | RSVP for Link
About The Event
Get to know photographer Martha Cooper, a tiny, grey-haired figure who, running alongside crews of masked graffiti artists, cuts an unexpected figure as an icon of the street art movement. One of the first documentarians of the 1970s New York graffiti scene, herimages along with those of Henry Chalfant propelled a generation of street artists who feverishly photocopied and shared the pair’s co-authored book Subway Art. As one of the most stolen books of the art world, Subway Art never met commercial success—but, as Martha learns 20 years later, it did turn her into a legend.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot and to receive an access link by email once the streaming period begins at 12pm, Thursday, November 19 PST.
Presented in partnership with Newport Beach Film Festival and organized by Leslie Feibleman, director of special programs and community cinema, Newport Beach Film Festival.