VIVA RIVA Returns 15 -21 May
In the lead up to our anniversary celebrations in June we’ll be hosting special releases and screenings of the films that we feel have been important to us since we opened our doors in 2010.
Now in its third year, The Bioscope and City of Gold urban Art Festival, are proud to welcome back the film screening component of the festival.
7pm. ETERNITY. R40, or R50 for DOUBLE BILL SCREENING BUY TICKETS HERE
Eternity is the documentary portrait of an eccentric Australian icon. Arthur Stace endured a grueling bout with alcoholism, and then – upon attaining sobriety – spent 40 years of his life inscribing the word “eternity” on the streets of Sydney. It’s believed that this iconic unchanging mark, was written about half a million times on Sydney pavements during the 1950s and ’60s.
9pm. OVERSPRAY. R40, or R50 for DOUBLE BILL SCREENING BUY TICKETS HERE
Made in the late Nineties, Classic South African Graffiti Doc “Overspray” explores issues within graffiti (Is it vandalism? Is it art? Or is it a competition between street artists determined to outdo one another and colour the city theirs?) and documents the struggle for dominanace between Capetonian graffiti legends Falko, Sky-1 and Wealz-130, each the leader of an established graffiti crew. It follows the build-up to the final face-off, a huge hip-hop event and introduces us to both experienced writers that make a living through their art and those that illegally bomb the streets with their signatures.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with artists Rasty (JHB) and visiting artist Solo One (UK)