STREETWRITE is a 23-minute movie musical about freedom of speech that asks the question, “How can speech be free, if only those who pay can speak?” The film examines the various ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is curtailed or suppressed. It also explores how certain kinds of expression can be repressive to individuals. Musical numbers convey these topics and the arguments that ensue are debated in a courtroom sequence. Graffiti, public murals, commercial billboards and hallway posters form the visual backdrop for these issues.
Director: Blanche Baker
Writer: Blanche Baker
Playing: Saturday, 4 p.m. – Dante Hall
Runtime: 23 minutes