Events"City As Canvas: Above the Free Walls" Film Screening and Director Q&A

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"City As Canvas: Above the Free Walls" Film Screening and Director Q&A

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fields Corner


"City As Canvas: Above the Free Walls" is an award-winning documentary exploring the legal graffiti art movement along Modica Way in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Featuring personal, in-depth interviews with numerous graffiti artists who reflect on the complexity and depth of their world, alongside street arts, public arts, graffiti arts, and never-before-seen works to illuminate this visual adventure. These artists have developed a voice that speaks to a new generation of street art within the public art movement.

Following the screening, a Q&A with Director Weiying Olivia Huang and artist Jeremy "Sobek" Harrison discuss the making of the film, public art, and the street art community.

More information about the film is available here.

View the trailer here.

Weiying Olivia Huang
is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her film City As Canvas: Above the Free Walls won Best Human Interest Documentary at the 2020 World Premiere Film Awards, Best New England Documentary at the 2021 Shawna Shea Festival, and has screened internationally at over ten other film festivals. Her previous documentary, The Last Sacred Place of Poetry (2017), has likewise been screened at many film festivals, libraries, and universities. In 2022 she received a grant from the Cambridge Arts Council to fund her next documentary project, focused on public art and placemaking. She holds a Masters in Digital Media from Northeastern and currently lives in Jamaica Plain.

Suitable for:
Teens (Ages 13-18)
Young Adults (Ages 20-34)
All Adults
College Students
Older Adults
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