The Museum of Graffiti, along with film series sponsor, Jim Beam, will celebrate female street artists worldwide with the premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary Street Heroines, produced and directed by Valiant Pictures’ Alexandra Henry.
The feature documentary is a story about the courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the world. Whether visually protesting socio-political injustices or spreading messages of empathy, Street Heroines’ featured artists use creativity to persevere amidst social ignorance and find their own voices in the male-dominated world of graffiti and street art.
The short documentary, featuring Brazilian street artist Magrela and NYC icon Lady Pink, was selected as a 2020 finalist for the STARZ & The WrapWomen short documentary contest for female filmmakers. Watch the trailer below:
Henry began shooting the project in 2011 out of São Paulo, Brazil, known for its vibrant and abundant street art scene. Says Henry, “My goal with this project, simply put, is to promote awareness about the flourishing global community of female street artists and encourage others to find their creative voice.”
To further the film’s message and spotlight underrepresented voices, Henry, along with musician and film music supervisor Chanell Crichlow, sourced music from a diverse roster of artists.
The acts include Chrichlow–a low brass multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer residing in Los Angeles, California, under the moniker “tubafresh”–as well as writer, emcee and performer Nappy Nina, Latinx neo-folk artist Renee Goust, and American hip-hop duo Magna Carda.
A multilingual burgeoning director with over 12 years of international experience in film and branded entertainment, she showcases her passion for art, music, and languages through photography and filmmaking work.
She has been selected for SHOOT Magazine’s New Directors Showcase and recognized twice as a CurateNYC Emerging Artist for her body of photographic work, which explores the human experience in densely-populated metropolises through architecture and graffiti.
Street Heroines will premiere on Sunday, April 25, as part of the Museum’s monthly outdoor film screening series under the stars in the Wynwood, Miami’s premier art destination.
Tickets include complimentary cocktails courtesy of Jim Beam, unlimited popcorn during the movie, and admission to the Museum of Graffiti to view the permanent collection and featured solo exhibit entitled “Lady Pink — Graffiti HerStory,” which spans the artists’ four-decade career from her start painting on trains to her renown today.
Street Heroines begins promptly at 8 PM with social distancing strictly enforced. Guests will be given a folding chair to place at least 6 feet away from the next group.
- Director: Alexandra Henry
- Producers: Alexandra Henry, Jordan Noël Hawkes, Valiant Pictures
- Executive Producer: Zahra Sherzad
- Cinematographer: Diana Eliazov
- Editor: Simone Cassas