Like Totally 80s: Wild Style
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, Aug 16 8:30 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:82 min
Director(s):Charlie Ahearn
Country:USA
Released:1983
Rating:14A
Featuring:Grandmaster Flash
'Lee' George Quinones
Fab 5 Freddy
Lady Pink
Description

Like Totally 80s!: Break out your dusty spandex and join us for a week of unabashed nostalgia.

Journey back to the origins of hip hop in New York in the early 1980s and follow graffiti artist Zoro (Lee Quinones) as he is commissioned to paint the stage of a huge rapper’s convention by an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor). Wild Style captures a remarkable frozen moment in time when hip hop culture was still in the streets and had yet to take over the mainstream. Featuring appearances from pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more, this is a glimpse into the formative chapter of the Hip Hop Nation.

Co-presented by Sonic Boom.
Additional Information

“Crystallises the optimism and vivacity.” – Time Out

“Wonderfully, poignantly ephemeral.” – The Dissolve

“The most important hip hop movie.” – BBC