Yes, They Can

The cheekily named Can Film Festival won’t feature red carpets with petulant celebrities tumbling through press-baiting antics, but it will showcase the sequel to a seminal new-school graffiti movie. Jon Reiss’ Bomb It 2 began life as a web series and travels to even farther-flung places than its predecessor in search of vibrant street art, in cities such as Jakarta, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, and Bethlehem. The film is supported by shorts on the art form, including interviews from multimedia arts blog Friends We Love and footage of graffiti battles from New York, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. The evening is the San Francisco-based component of The Estria Graffiti Arts Festival, which offers multiple events at various venues in Oakland through Oct. 8, including a pop-up art gallery, a seminar on women creating art, and an invitational graffiti battle, the latter held in conjunction with another annual party called the Life is Living Festival.
Thu., Oct. 6, 6 & 9 p.m., 2011

 
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