Our weekly focus is on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
1. The Chronicles of a New York Locksmith / Keys to the City / The New Yorker. By Ian Moubayed
2. 5 MINUTES WITH: MAMBA (BERLIN) via I Love Graffiiti
3. Momo: Darmon 3 via Studio Cromie bald head.”
BSA Special Feature: The Chronicles of a New York Locksmith
Great filmmaking doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it resonates. Ian Moubayed captures his people and lets them tell their story, their way. This locksmith and his young protégé give parts of themselves to form a story that comes across as authentic, with great respect for all involved.
The Chronicles of a New York Locksmith / Keys to the City / The New Yorker. By Ian Moubayed
5MINUTES WITH: MAMBA (BERLIN) via I Love Graffiti
Can we say that graffiti writing film has become stunning? The inclusion of Christiane F’s “Wunderbar” lends the activities an isolated feeling of disjointed belonging, the rhythm of the city adding its structure to a nighttime escapade of vandalism and creativity. The painting is rigid and artful, the evenings opportunity eclipsed by the harsher elements, an ever-present game of cat and mouse. This is brilliant storytelling, a warm and distinct dance at the margin
Momo: Darmon 3 via Studio Cromie
Longtime friends, creative co-conspiritors, celebrators of the absurd, MOMO and Angelino travel together and bring you along. Again. Revisiting paradise (Maldives) after 10 years, you’ll notice some changes, some subtle, some clarifying. The shock of Sri Lanka brought that Honeymoon to a crash. And yet, as they travel, surrounded by beautiful people, nature, and culture, they rise to the occasion. Again and again.