Monday, February 7, 2011

A Love Letter for You

The LOVE LETTER project that Espo did in conjunction with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program & the Pew Foundation is now a film. I haven't found too much info on premieres. I would guess it's probably doing festivals. However, if you're in NYC on February 10th, ARI SAAL says there's a screening at the Sunshine Theatre at 7:30pm. RSVP to

Synopsis - via GHOSTROBOT.

"A Love Letter For You is a genre-defying new film by director Joey Garfield. A Love Letter For You seamlessly mixes documentary and narrative, love and loss, community and solidarity, art and crime, to paint a compelling portrait of two artists and their impact on the neighborhood they grew up in.

The film documents the notorious graffiti legend, Stephen "ESPO" Powers as he returns to his old stomping grounds in Philadelphia to paint a series of murals on 50 rooftops along the Market train line. The film also weaves in the fictional narrative of FIRE, a young graffiti king who is fresh out of prison on a quest to win back the love and attention of his ex girlfriend. A Love Letter For You mixes a local cast with real-life characters as they rediscover the soul of West Philly and it's dynamic community."