Quality of Life (Against The Wall)

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Filmed on location in San Francisco, this Berlin Film Festival award winner tells the story of two talented artists whose chosen form of expression -- graffiti -- puts them at odds with the law. When famed urban artists Michael "Heir" Rosario (Lane Garrison) and Curtis "Vain" Smith (Brian Burnam) are forced to give up their outlaw craft, the young men ultimately follow divergent paths, placing their friendship at risk.

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Critic Reviews for Quality of Life (Against The Wall)

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A very engaging indie drama about graffiti artists in San Francisco.

Jul 21, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

Although the filmmakers have succeeded in portraying a raw slice of street culture, they have also made something that seems unnecessarily stiff, foisting a structural conceit onto something that by its very nature is free-form and uncontainable.

May 26, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Pic's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens.

May 25, 2006 | Full Review…
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It's a setup as old as the hills, but the unvarnished simplicity with which first-time director Benjamin Morgan rolls it out makes the tale worth another go-round.

May 25, 2006 | Full Review…

A minor, modest indie about two young graffiti artists forced to choose between creative marginalization and the seductions of the marketplace.

Apr 6, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5

Morgan, who co-wrote with Burnam, elicits authentic performances from his two lead actors and from Mackenzie Firgens as Curtis' single-mom girlfriend.

Apr 5, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

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