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Quality of Life (2004)

R | | Drama | 11 June 2004 (USA)
Meet Michael "Heir" Rosario, the most prolific and talented graffiti writer from the Mission District in San Francisco. At age ten, in a desperate search for fame and identity, Heir began ... See full summary »

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Meet Michael "Heir" Rosario, the most prolific and talented graffiti writer from the Mission District in San Francisco. At age ten, in a desperate search for fame and identity, Heir began writing his name on surrounding urban landscapes. More than a decade later, Heir has evolved into a brilliant street artist. With the support of his best friend and partner-in-crime, Curtis "Vain" Smith, Heir has covertly decorated the canvases of concrete and steel throughout the Bay Area. However, when Heir and Vain are arrested for painting, their secret identities are revealed and creative outlets abruptly severed. Faced with restitution and the prospect of serving hard time, Heir and Vain struggle to maintain their creative passion. The paths they choose threaten to unravel their lifelong friendship and, ultimately, their lives. Written by Brant Smith

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It's a Burner
26 August 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best non-documentary film I have seen about graffiti, in the same tradition as the also brilliant movie Bomb The System. What you can expect is a very slow-paced movie with great acting, great direction and great photography. I mean, just the image of a fame wall in sunset speaks volumes. As far as credibility goes, I can personally really relate to this movie.

Me and my crew were out last night, we bombed the train line from end to end, visiting every party along the way, racking liquor and tearing s**t up. This was the perfect movie for my hangover Sunday.

There should be more movies made like this.


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