Filmmaker James Moll is the rare auteur who has captured both an Academy Award and a Grammy for his work – having earned the distinction for films “The Last Days” (which explored the lives of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust) and “Back and Forth” (which profiled the Foo Fighters).
His latest, “Obey Giant,” turns the cameras on artist, entrepreneur and activist, Shepard Fairey, who ascended from prep-filled days as an adolescent in South Carolina to the pinnacle of the art community – amassing political clout, famous friends, and a string of felony charges along the way.
While most know Fairey for his clothing line and his creation of President Barack Obama’s “Hope” imagery, the film is heavy on lessor known aspects of his life which provide valuable insight into what possesses a person to seek out temporary canvas space on the street – which subsequently has permanent repercussions – all the while attempting to keep an air of mystery about the work.
“Obey Giant” is available now on Hulu.
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