SATURDAY  June 1, 2024 1:15pm


  • Director: Marlon Rowlett
  • New York Premiere
  • USA , 2024,  11 min
  • Category: Documentary


The Art of Resistance” offers an intimate portrayal of Jesse Owens, a San Diego-based street artist striving to make a name for himself amidst a backdrop of personal turmoil and an ever-competitive art scene. Filmed in vérité style, the documentary takes viewers on a journey through Jesse’s transient life between San Diego and Los Angeles, capturing his dedication to his craft and his struggles to maintain stability. The film showcases Jesse’s story and serves as a compelling exploration of resilience, community engagement, and the complexities of artistic pursuit.

Marlon Rowlett

Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller.
I’m not just a filmmaker; I’m a storyteller at heart. With every frame and every cut, I aim to weave narratives that resonate, inform, and inspire. My passion for storytelling began long before I picked up a camera—it’s an intrinsic part of who I am. Whether it’s capturing the intricate details of a personal journey or experimenting with new styles/ideas, my films serve as a canvas where stories come to life.

My approach to filmmaking is holistic, owning every aspect of the production process to ensure that the end result is a coherent and impactful piece of art. My works, like the recently showcased “The Art of Resistance,” delve deep into the subjects I explore, offering viewers more than just a visual experience, but an emotional and intellectual journey.

I’m committed to telling stories that matter, stories that ignite conversations and incite change. Welcome to PoeticPIXELS®; let’s create something unforgettable together.


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