Watch See No Evil’s official video “Who’s Lenny?”
Watershed and partners South West Silents and 20th Century Flicks invite you to join in the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered (Thu 28 - Sun 31 July 2016), a new major international archive film event that will celebrate cinema-going, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics on the big screen.
Following the premiere screening of See No Evil’s official documentary Who’s Lenny? here at Watershed on Mon 3 Oct, the video is now available to watch online. See No Evil shone international light on Bristol during the 18 -20 Aug 2011 and saw over 60 renowned street artists from across the globe transform Nelson Street into the UK’s largest street art installation. Hurricane Media captured the event as it unfolded.
Who’s Lenny? includes exclusive, visually stunning behind the scene shots from the week long installation. Hurricane Media’s John Lanyon directed the video using the latest filming technology, so viewers get a bird’s eye view of the street. Meanwhile the time lapse, filmed across four days and nights, shows the artwork come to life right before your eyes.
The documentary also features interviews with international, world class artists, from El Mac to Tat’s Cru and Nick Walker and focuses on both See No Evil and the history of Bristol’s graffiti culture, finishing with the answer to the age old question ‘Who’s Lenny?’ The trailer, which was filmed and edited on the weekend of the event has already gone viral on Youtube with over 47,600 views. Hurricane Media hope for the same success with the 16 minute documentary which captures the electric atmosphere and unorthodox spirit of Bristol.
Simon Cook, Cabinet Member Arts and Culture, Bristol City Council talks about See No Evil
“See No Evil has successfully transformed a drab city centre street into a tourist attraction, whilst providing an interesting and exciting place for Bristol’s residents. We place high importance on cultural development within the city and consequently Bristol pushes boundaries with innovative, imaginative and forward thinking events; we hope this video will demonstrate this to an even wider audience.”
Jon Mowart from Hurricane Media talks in more detail about the video;
“It’s a pleasure to be involved with a project as pioneering as See No Evil which challenges attitudes towards both art and our environment. Bristol’s creative drive and passion is second to none and any opportunity to highlight that at an international level simply must be supported."