05 Mar Culture
CBS Film x CPH:Dox – Martha: A Picture Story
| 25. Feb 2020
Solbjerg Plads, SP210
Start: 05/03/2020 16:30
End: 05/03/2020 19:30
CBS Film x CPH:DOX
In collaboration with CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival), CBS Film is proud to present its first documentary screening* of the year 2020 to promote volunteering opportunities at the upcoming CPH:DOX 2020 festival: "Martha: A Picture Story".
American photojournalist Martha Cooper, known for her trailblazing documentation of street art and graffiti culture, is now 75 years old, but she still hangs out with New York's young graffiti artists to photograph and perpetuate their works.
In 1970s, she was one of the first people to document the graffiti of the city's trains, which she published in the book 'Subway Art'. But the publication's commercial failure forced her to turn her back on graffiti. 20 years later, Martha discovers she has become a legend in the street art scene and her book, which inspired an entire generation of young people, now ranks among the best-selling – and most stolen! – art books in history.
Director: Selina Miles
Run time: 82 minutes
Countries: USA, Australia
Themes: Street Art, Biography, Women Photographers, Women Filmmakers
At the event a representative from CPH:DOX will also be present to talk about the upcoming festival (CPH:DOX 2020) and the various volunteering opportunities available.