In the first feature length film in over 20 years to focus on graffiti, Anthony 'Blest' (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious artists in New York City. Despite the tragic toss of his older brother during a nightly bombing foray with a graffiti crew. Anthony has the same insatiable addiction. With the other members of his crew, Justin (Gano Grills) and Kevin (Jade Yorker), Anthony parties, shoplifts spray-paint and tags virgin walls with his signature 'Blest. He does his best to avoid run-ins with the cops and hostile rival crews, but he can't avoid the pressure from his mother to attend college, and from his girlfriend to leave New York with her.
After a physical threat from the cops. Blest's crew declares an all-out war on the city and intensifies their bombing excursions. When the inevitable confrontation happens, a tragedy results that pushes Anthony to make a decision that has darker consequences. Bomb The System is an unforgettable portrait of the often misunderstood art form and culture of graffiti.
The average New Yorker sees upwards of 50 pieces of graffiti a day. But they never stop to think about the stories behind those pieces this is one of those stories. Bomb the System is the first feature in over 20 years to delve into the world of graffiti art. The film, shot entirely on the streets of New York City, is the feature debut of 23-year-old writer/director Adam Bhala Lough. Mark Webber (People I Know, Storytelling, The Laramie Project) leads a talented young ensemble cast as Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer fresh out of high school with no ambition for the future. New York City is Blests playground. He spends his days stealing spray paint from local hardware stores - and his nights getting high and bombing the streets with his graffiti crew. He is the most wanted writer on the NYPD Vandal Squads hit list, and at the same time, is attracting attention from the local gallery scene. But things quickly turn ugly when 15-year-old Lune, the youngest member of Blests crew, is arrested and brutalized by the NYPD. The crew retaliates by waging an all out graffiti war against the city: a war that ends up costing more than one life in the end. Bomb the System is a true New York story - a cinematic poem dedicated to the art of graffiti, and to the city where it all began more than two decades ago.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.