There will be a special viewing of ‘Wild Style’ this Fri, April 15th at 7:30PM ($10 admission) being presented by The Cinefamily at 611 N. Fairfax Avenue as part of a week of documentaries, live panels, Q&As and parties in celebration of the ‘Art In The Streets’ exhibition at MOCA.
Joyous, raucous, and explosive, Wild Style is the movie that made Hollywood wake up to hip-hop. A fixture of the scene for nearly half a decade, downtown NYC director Charlie Ahearn had unique access, offering us a living, breathing document of early hip-hop history. The film is essential text: ZEPHYR’s animated titles rivaling those of Saul Bass; the epic Williamsburg Bridge park jam climax with Rammellzee in a trenchcoat waving around a sawed-off; Chief Rocker Busy Bee at the Dixie Club; the Cold Crush Brothers and the Fantastic 5 battling on the b-ball court; Grandmaster Flash on the ones and twos in his kitchen; and, of course, glorious graf galore.
After the film there will be an afterparty with director Charlie Ahearn, co-stars Busy Bee, Fab 5 Freddy & Patti Astor, along with other special guests TBA!
For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/160533