Martha: A Picture Story

    Genre
    Documentary, Biography
  • Runtime
    82 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Australia, United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Directed with infectious zeal, it's a photographer bio-doc that always feels to be in motion, especially given its excellent editing, fascinating subject, and narrative ambition," raves RogerEbert.com. Director Selina Miles expertly captures a brilliant portrait of photographer Martha Cooper, who who in 1970s New York, captured the first images of graffiti appearing on the city's subway carriages. Decades later, Martha realizes she's become an unusual icon of the street art world -- her joyous and eagle-eyed photography having inspired the spread of graffiti around the globe. After its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY continued to capture the hearts of critics and audiences across its multiple festival engagements, and is now rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
DIRECTED BY:
Selina Miles
WRITTEN BY:
Davis Coombe (Story Consultant), Drew Macdonald (Story Consultant)
CAST INCLUDES:
Colin Cassidy, Martha Cooper

SYNOPSIS

The story of Martha Cooper, a legend in the graffiti world thanks to her ground-breaking book Subway Art. Now, she struggles to find her place in a new world driven by social media.

Martha: A Picture Story

    Genre
    Documentary, Biography
  • Runtime
    82 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Australia, United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Selina Miles
WRITTEN BY
Davis Coombe (Story Consultant), Drew Macdonald (Story Consultant)
CAST INCLUDES
Colin Cassidy, Martha Cooper
"Directed with infectious zeal, it's a photographer bio-doc that always feels to be in motion, especially given its excellent editing, fascinating subject, and narrative ambition," raves RogerEbert.com. Director Selina Miles expertly captures a brilliant portrait of photographer Martha Cooper, who who in 1970s New York, captured the first images of graffiti appearing on the city's subway carriages. Decades later, Martha realizes she's become an unusual icon of the street art world -- her joyous and eagle-eyed photography having inspired the spread of graffiti around the globe. After its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY continued to capture the hearts of critics and audiences across its multiple festival engagements, and is now rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

The story of Martha Cooper, a legend in the graffiti world thanks to her ground-breaking book Subway Art. Now, she struggles to find her place in a new world driven by social media.