City As Canvas: Above the Free Walls is An award-winning film introducing the street artists from all over Boston and the world who come to create artwork in Modica Way, Cambridge’s ‘graffiti alley.’
The film features personal, in-depth interviews with numerous 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, there will be a Q&A with Director Weiying Olivia Huang and a special guest artist to discuss the making of the film, public art, and the street art community.
View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/4T4PTH62RD0
About Weiying Olivia Huang
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 Master's in Digital Media from Northeastern and currently lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.