Vigilante Vigilante, a fascinating documentary by Max Good about anti-graffiti vigilantes, premieres at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on August 12, 2011 (see the trailer).
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante.
These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art,
stickers, tags, and posters.
Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property.
Vigilante Vigilante is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.
We wrote about this documentary in March, while it was still in production.