Martha: A Picture Story

Director: Selina Miles 2019 80 Minutes Ages 15+
Martha: A Picture Story Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:00pm 84mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
Martha: A Picture Story Tue 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:15pm 98mins New Farm Six Cinemas

Celebrated photographer Martha Cooper’s images of subway graffiti in 1970s New York helped turn ridiculed street art into a global movement.

Australian director Selina Miles’s debut documentary chronicles the birth of an art movement that began in after-hours train yards. The first ‘girl’ intern at National Geographic and young photojournalist for The New York Post, Cooper captured a clandestine street culture through her ever-curious lens. An early proponent of this controversial art form, her iconic publication Subway Art was treasured by a burgeoning generation of aspiring street artists.

Martha: A Picture Story features some of the biggest names in the graffiti world, and The Hollywood Reporter declared it ‘eighty of the happiest minutes documentary-lovers are likely to spend in a theater this year’.


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Australia and USA
Director:Selina Miles
Producer:Daniel Joyce
Cast:Martha Cooper, OSGEMEOS, Doze Green, Skeme
Script:Selina Miles
Program strand:Documentaries