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Made You Look Film Series: “Wild Style” Screening and Q&A

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:00 pm

Event hosted by: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Event hosted by: Hip-Hop Education Center

Event hosted by: SVA Theatre

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hip-Hop Education Center, and SVA Theatre present the Hip-Hop Film Series.

Wild Style (1983)

Directed by Charlie Ahearn

Centered around the bustling graffiti and underground hip hop scene in the South Bronx and Lower East Side, Wild Style follows street artist Zoro (Lee Quinones) as he grapples to stick to his outsider roots once graffiti goes mainstream. Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features, Wild Style is regarded as the first hip-hop motion picture. The film featured seminal figures from the era, such as Fab Five Freddy, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, and Grandmaster Flash.

Director Charlie Ahearn and actors Lee Quinoñes & Lady Pink will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

Hip-Hop Education Center founder Martha Diaz will introduce the screening.

Wild Style is rated R and runs 82 minutes.  Children under the age of 8 may not be admitted.

Doors will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event.  Seating is general admission.

Ticket Information

Tickets are only available through Eventbrite and will not be on sale at the box office in advance of the event.  Tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to the event, depending on availability.

Your Eventbrite ticket — either printed or displayed on your smartphone — is required for entrance.

Please note:  There are no refunds or exchanges. Late seating is at the discretion of management. There is a six ticket limit per person, per purchase. Please note, Q&A participants are subject to change.