No film made before or since has captured the beautiful innocence of early hip-hop like 'Wild Style.' -- Rolling Stone
Widely regarded as the first hip-hop film, Wild Style features seminal figures of the period including Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, the Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, and Grandmaster Flash. Following the parallel rise of graffiti art and rap music, Charlie Ahearn documents a place and time that birthed one of the greatest 20th-century art forms. 1983, 35mm, 82 minutes.
Post-screening discussion with director Charlie Ahearn and film scholar Vera Dika.