Today must be blisteringly hot at local artist Mike Maxwell’s house in East County, where Sam Hodgson and I visited a few months ago to check out the paintings, prints and sculptures he’s got hanging on nearly every inch of his walls.

If you’re feeling the heat, too, I’ve got an idea: Watch a film inside, where it’s cool.

The Museum of Photographic Arts is screening a documentary on Thursday night featuring Maxwell, who lives and works in San Diego, and his friend and major influence Mike Giant, who lives and works in San Francisco. The film, by Jeffrey Durkin of Breadtruck Films, hops between the two cities to see the artists’ street art, paintings and tattoos and to ask them about their philosophies on the working class and city life.

(Maxwell had a couple of Giant’s pieces hanging on his walls.)

Here’s the trailer:

Working Class trailer // 3 mns from BREADTRUCK TV on Vimeo.

You can snag tickets here. I heard they’ve got just a few dozen left.

I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531.

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Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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