Doco of the Month – Martha: A Picture Story

13 August
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Join us for the latest in documentary filmmaking. We’ll be celebrating diverse voices and intriguing personalities, uncovering truths from the exciting to the uncomfortable, and – most importantly – sharing real stories from Australia and around the world.

In 1970s New York, Martha Cooper captured the birth of the global graffiti art movement. Decades later, she is celebrated as an icon and, at 75 years of age, she continues to document the dynamic street art and graffiti movement. But she has also produced decades of photographs that capture the humanity and joy of people living on the fringes of society, within subcultures that, if not for Martha, would remain unseen.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival 2019.

‘Thoroughly engaging... In so many ways she has been ahead of her time’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘This is a film that'll make you feel full of joy. It'll make you feel alive again, like you can go out and celebrate all that is good about the world’ – The Curb

‘A joyous look at a career devoted to witnessing everyday life’ – Hollywood Reporter

Watch the Martha: A Picture Story trailer.



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