GV3: A Voyage into the Iconography of Graffiti Art
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Award winning independent filmmaker Bob Bryan has announced the completion of GV3: A Voyage into the Iconography of Graffiti Art (Graffiti Verite' 3) . GV3 is the latest installment of his three (3) part documentary series exploring the controversial underground Graffiti Art Movement.
In GV3, Bryan steps away from the traditional storytelling format this time around and reinvents himself by using contemporary musical idioms from different countries to proclaim the narrative. Sometimes communicating to us in Italian, Malaysian, Latin, Pygmy, African or English; the Ethnic, World, Hip Hop, Techno, Metal, Fusion, Ballads and House music all conspire to disorient our sensibilities and preconceptions about this underground art form. This experimental musical opus probes the socio-political context that distracts the average person from appreciating the historical / artistic significance and impact of Graf.
Making a brief aural appearance is PJay former leader of the infamous West Coast Artists Graffiti crew. Advising all who enter 'to free your mind'; PJay's brief visit along with reoccurring visual cryptic billboards loom as apparitions keeping the uninitiated on track in this complicated matrix known as Graffiti Art.
'Graffiti found typically but not exclusively on the walls of our urban cities, clearly unveils the angst driven drama that exists within the psyche of the Graffiti Writer as well as in our conflicted egocentric society. Graffiti dares
to show us what we've become !! For many people this is a very difficult reality to come
to grips with, especially if you're in denial of any complicity!
Graffiti mirrors the best and worst elements of our society. . . period, 'says Bryan.
GV3 is a poetic voyage, a meditation into the iconography of Graffiti Art featuring an eclectic soundtrack as it's emotional and intellectual core. GV3 is a compelling sensorial experience, shockingly honest and defiantly politically incorrect. GV3 follows in the Golden footsteps of Bryan's documentaries Graffiti Verite' and GV2: Freedom of Expression? which are both considered urban classics and are currently in world-wide distribution.
GV3 has won 'Best Documentary' from the Freaky Film Festival, 'The Award of Distinction' from The Communicators Awards, the '2001 Audience Choice Winner for Documentary' from the Texas A&M Film Festival, 'Videographer Award of Distinction' from the Videographer Awards, as well as chosen as the official selection in over 35 International Film Festivals and many more honors.
Graffiti Verite' is the winner of:
THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS
COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL NON-THEATRICAL EVENTS
'Cine Golden Eagle'
THE HONOLULU UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
'Best of Festival'
TELLURIDE INDIE FILM FEST
THE 1997 COLORLAB AWARD's
A. V. C. REGIONAL CINDY COMPETITION
and other honors.