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Quality of Life (film)

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Quality of Life
DVD cover
Directed byBenjamin Morgan
Written byBrian Burnam
Benjamin Morgan
Produced byBrant Smith
Benjamin Morgan
Meika Rouda
StarringLane Garrison
Brian Burnam
CinematographyKev Robertson
Edited bySharon Franklin
Distributed byThe Relentless Company
Release dates
  • February 8, 2004 (2004-02-08) (Berlinale)
  • June 11, 2004 (2004-06-11) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

Quality of Life, also known as Against the Wall, is a 2004 drama film about the story of two graffiti writers in the Mission District of San Francisco. Directed by Benjamin Morgan, Quality of Life stars Lane Garrison, Brian Burnam, Luis Saguar and Mackenzie Firgens. Morgan co-wrote the screenplay with Burnam, who is a former graffiti writer. The film was shot and edited in the Mission District, home to one of the world's most active and influential graffiti scenes.

The film was shown only at film festivals in 2004 and went into limited release October 12, 2005.




No official soundtrack was released, but these tracks were included in the film:

  • Andre Nickatina - The Soul of a Coke Dealer
  • Hi Fi Drowning - Big Spring
  • Bonobo - Noctuary
  • Maroons - Best Bonus Beat
  • Top.R. - Soul Cancer
  • Hi Fi Drowning - Atomatic
  • Halou - Tube Fed
  • Halou - Milkdrunk
  • MR Lif - New man Theme
  • Bonobo - Change Down
  • Amon Tobin - Get Your Snack On
  • Lifesavas - Soldierfied
  • Meat Beat Manifesto feat. DJ Collage - Echo in Space Dub
  • Meat Beat Manifesto - Asbestos Lead Asbestos (toxic mix)
  • Calhoun (Tim Locke) - Sunken Eyes, Shakey Knees
  • Modest Mouse - BROKE
  • Hi Fi Drowning - Dim
  • Halou - Honey Thief
  • Sebadoh - License to Confuse
  • Good Riddance - The Hardest Part
  • Freedy Johnston - This Perfect World
  • Built To Spill - Weather
  • 8 Stories - In Sleep


  • Lee, Nathan (April 6, 2006). "New York Times Movie Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  • Ganahl, Jane (October 14, 2005). "FILM CLIPS / Opening today". San Francisco Chronicle.

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