Martha: A Picture Story
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Martha: A Picture Story

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12
Sun Jan 12 1:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
81 Mins
January
Sun Jan 12

Winner · Audience Award Best Documentary · Sydney Film Festival 

She picked up a camera at the age of three, was the first 'girl' intern at National Geographic in her 20’s, and from a career capturing renegade street artists, Japanese tattoos, and American gentrification, The New York Times named Martha Cooper's 1984 Subway Art book the ‘graffiti bible’. Decades later, Martha Cooper realises she's become an icon of the street art world – her visionary photography helping inspire the spread of graffiti around the globe. Now 76, she still dons all black to trespass in train-yards with spray-happy street artists.

Followed by the dynamic camera of Australian filmmaker Selina Miles, the two roam from Berlin to Baltimore, their adventures kaleidoscopically combined with a rich treasure trove of archival footage, delightful tales from peers and subjects and of course, the electrifying photos themselves.

“Eighty of the happiest minutes documentary-lovers are likely to spend in a theatre this year.” – The Hollywood Reporter

In English, German and Portuguese with English subtitles
January
Sun Jan 12

Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454