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Screening: Wild Style (1982, USA, 150 min.)

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6–8:45 pm


For those craving the true roots of rap, Wild Style captures the hard-core South Bronx scene at its birth and stars the pantheon of hip-hop’s pioneers, including DJ Grandmaster Flash and the Rock Steady Crew. The film stars the legendary subway artist Lee Quinones and the queen of the graffiti scene, Sandra “Pink” Fabara. It follows the outlaw artists through train yards to rap/breakdance clubs and climaxes at a massive outdoor jam, the most famous hip-hop party in history.

6 pm open seating
6:15 pm screening

Text and image: courtesy Charlie Ahearn

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