ICE-Vision: Wild Style (Charles Ahearn, 1983)
Thursday, April 14 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“For 15 years one of the most sought-after cult films in existence, Charles Ahearn’s early hip-hop docudrama Wild Style finally makes its first widespread video appearance. As a showcase for many aspects of the incredible outpouring of creativity that took place in New York during the late ’70s and early ’80s, it can’t be beat. Fortunately, Ahearn spends much more time concentrating on graffiti, break-dancing, and rap music (including an appearance by Grandmaster Flash and, in a dramatic role, Fab 5 Freddy) than on his story. It’s a fascinating time capsule, worth examining for anyone interested in the cultural roots of hip hop.” -Village Voice
“Indisputably the most important hip-hop movie, ever.” -BBC
View original trailer: http://youtu.be/rMPTotFMRv4