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[ Wild Style ]

Hillwood Art Museum
Thursday Evening Film
Wild Style:
The Hip-Hop Documentary
March 10, 2005
7:00 p.m.

Charlie Ahearn, the writer, producer and director of this film, will present Wild Style with an introduction. Charlie A, who has also edited the book Yes Yes Y'All: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade, has spent his career making films, writing screenplays and playing an active role in New York City's graffiti movement.

In the film, legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his strained relationship with fellow artist Rose. But this isn't why one watches Wild Style--this movie is *the* classic hip-hop flick, full of great subway shots, breakdancing, freestyle MCing and rare footage of one of the godfathers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, pulling off an awesome scratch-mix set on a pair of ancient turntables. A must-see for anyone interested in hip-hop music and culture.

 

[ Upcoming Lectures]

March 10

Tawk @ Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls
Charlie Ahearn introduces the film Wild Style

March 17 7pm

Art Tawk
Henri Cartier Bresson:
The Possibility of an Affirmation
Peter Moriarty

March 31 7pm

Tawk @ Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls
Lady Pink & Andrew Castrucci

April 7

Art Tawk
Julie Margaret Cameron:
19 th Century Photographer of Genius
Colin Ford

April 14

Tawk @ Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls
Clifford Owens & Shinique Smith