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‘Martha: A Picture Story’ Documentary Acquired By Utopia (EXCLUSIVE)

“Martha: A Picture Story,” a characteristic documentary about trailblazing graffiti and road photographer Martha Cooper, has been acquired for North American distribution by Utopia.

Cooper was an American photojournalist and the primary feminine employees photographer on the New York Publish within the Nineteen Seventies. She is finest identified for capturing New York Metropolis graffiti within the ’70s and ’80s. Her 1984 e-book “Subway Artwork” illustrated the subculture in New York’s transit system.

The industrial failure of the e-book pressured Cooper to go away graffiti behind, transferring on to {photograph} different hidden gems of the town. Solely a long time later would she understand her affect. Many road artists consult with “Subway Artwork” as a road artwork staple. The documentary follows Cooper’s battle to navigate her method via this new tradition whereas embracing her ardour for capturing the creativity that helps individuals rise above their surroundings.

Utopia’s noteworthy titles embody “Bloody Nostril, Empty Pockets,” “America Dharma,” “Mickey and the Bear” and “Home of Cardin.”

Director Selina Miles makes her characteristic debut with the mission, increasing on her earlier work within the artwork neighborhood and her viral road artwork video  ‘Limitless’. She stated that she believes Cooper’s story can ship a robust message that ladies deserve to stay related and worthy of visibility, effectively into their careers. 

“I hope this movie can provide some classes about blazing your personal path, reassuring our viewers that it’s by no means too late on your true life to start,” Miles stated. “I hope that the viewers can discover inspiration in Martha’s story, and be inspired to look deeper, nearer and extra softly at  the world round them.”

“Martha: A Picture Story” premiered at Tribeca Movie Pageant in 2019 and has screened at festivals world wide. The movie is about to launch on VOD platforms on March sixteenth for Ladies’s Historical past Month and on Blu-Ray in Might.

Watch the trailer under.

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