Director: Charlie Ahearn Run Time: 82 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: A.J., Almighty K.G., Easy A.D., Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash, Lee Quinones, Patti Astor
Nitehawk presents a special one-night MUSIC DRIVEN screening of “Wild Style” in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Director Charlie Ahearn will be in attendance!
The cultural vibrancy of 1980s New York explodes on-screen in Wild Style.
Regarded as the first hip-hop movie, Wild Style is a snapshot of creative subcultures like graffiti, hip-hop, and breakdancing in early 1980s New York. We take these pop-cultural contributions for granted now (who can image a world without rap?) but, back in the day, they were a ground breaking force that was wholly American. The story centers around Zoro (played by legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones) who struggles between his passion for his art and his personal life. Including rare footage of Grandmaster Flash in action, animation by Zephyr, and freestyle MCing, this is a must see for anyone into underground music and culture.
Yes yes ya’ll.
After-party in the Downstairs Bar! We’ll be spinning some O.G. Hip Hop and offering ticket holders free Heineken Light when you show your Wild Style ticket stub to the bartender (while supplies last).