Museum of Graffiti x Jim Beam to Premieres Acclaimed
Doc STREET HEROINES
The Creative. May 01, 2021
The Museum of Graffiti, along with film series sponsor, Jim Beam, come together to celebrate female street artists worldwide--with the premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary STREET HEROINES,
produced and directed by Valiant Pictures’ Alexandra Henry.
The film will premiere on Sunday, April 25, as part of the Museum’s monthly outdoor film screening series under the stars in the Wynwood, Miami’s premier art destination. Tickets include complimentary cocktails courtesy of Jim Beam, unlimited popcorn during the movie, and admission to the Museum of Graffiti to view the permanent collection and featured solo exhibit entitled “Lady Pink — Graffiti HerStory,” which spans the artists’ four-decade career, from her start painting on trains to her renown today. The movie begins promptly at 8PM with social distancing strictly enforced--guests will be given a folding chair to place at least 6 feet away from the next group.
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased HERE
Street Heroines, is a feature documentary on the courage & creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the world. Whether visually protesting socio-political injustices or spreading messages of empathy, STREET HEROINES’ featured artists use creativity to persevere amidst social ignorance and find their own voices in the male-dominated world of graffiti and street art. The Street Heroines Short Documentary, featuring Brazilian street artist Magrela, and NYC icon Lady Pink, was selected as a 2020 finalist for the STARZ & The WrapWomen short documentary contest for female filmmakers.
Synopsis: STREET HEROINES is the first of its kind documentary to capture the global outcry of female street artists who have been overlooked for decades, while their male counterparts continue to gain acclaim. Setting out to raise the profiles of women in the growing subculture, the film follows three emerging artists from different corners of the world who use their art to fight inequality.
To further the film’s message and spotlight underrepresented voices, Henry, along with musician and film music supervisor Chanell Crichlow, sourced music from a diverse roster of artists. The acts include Chrichlow--a low brass multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer residing in Los Angeles, California, under the moniker “tubafresh”--as well as writer, emcee and performer Nappy Nina, Latinx neo-folk artist Renee Goust, and American hip-hop duo Magna Carda.
Henry began shooting the project in 2011 out of São Paulo, Brazil, known for its vibrant and abundant street art scene. Says Henry, “My goal with this project, simply put, is to promote awareness about the flourishing global community of female street artists and encourage others to find their creative voice.” A multilingual burgeoning director with over 12 years of international experience in film and branded entertainment, she showcases her passion for art, music, and languages through photography and filmmaking work. She has been selected for SHOOT Magazine's New Directors Showcase and recognized twice as a CurateNYC Emerging Artist for her body of photographic work, which explores the human experience in densely-populated metropolises through architecture and graffiti.
For more information on the film, click HERE.
For more information on The Museum of Graffiti, click HERE.