Posted in To Do | hiphop | movies | music on November 13, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

In celebration of what some see as the ultimate cinematic document of Hip Hop culture, Wild Style, director Charlie Ahearn has released a 35MM print of Wild Style that will play from Nov 14-20 at Film Forum in NYC. Tickets are available here. Here's what my favorite film critic at the New York Times had to say about the movie:

"Wild Style remains, to borrow a term from the rap lexicon, permanently fresh. In capturing the Hip Hop aesthetic at an early point of ferment and vigor, Ahearn's film was able to intuit what Hip Hop would become."
-[ A. O. Scott, New York Times]
To kick off the celebration, Ahearn enlisted the help of original cast members Busy Bee, Grandmaster Caz (Of The Cold Crush Brothers), Grand Wizard Theodore, and Double Trouble (of Funky 4+1) as well as the headliner Spank Rock to play Danbro Studios in Bushwick, tonight, Thursday November 13, 2008. The Todd P show also doubles as a benefit for Showpaper. Get on out and support the old sch-, -er, ORIGINAL school of hip hop! Charlie Ahearn was recently interviewed on WNYC (check that out here) and the New York Times ran a piece on Wild Style's anniversary. Todd P party details, and the Wild Style trailer, are below...

Thursday, November 13th @ DANBRO STUDIOS WAREHOUSE

:: a benefit for SHOWPAPER --

:: Spank Rock
:::: Busy Bee
:::::: Grand Master Caz
:::::::: Grand Wizard Theodore
:::::::::: Double Trouble
:::::::::::: the Rub djs

:: Nov 14-20 --- WILD STYLE (in 35mm) @ FILM FORUM w/ short films and special guests

268 Meserole St @ Bushwick Pl | East Williamsburg Industrial Park, Brooklyn
L-Montrose, G-Broadway, JM-Hewes | ALL AGES | no phone | doors 8pm | $10

Wild Style DVD Trailer



Comments (18)

Wild Style is dope, but spank rock sucks. He's like the 2008 version of 2 live crew.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 10:04 AM

you was born here in new york city let me here you say "you know that!"

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 10:05 AM

the first car said "all you see is"

and then in big, block letters it says "CRIME IN THE CITY"

escuchela, la ciudad respirando..

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 10:12 AM

^^You know that dope quote is from the documentary "Style Wars" and not the movie "Wild Style" right?

Posted by blackhat | November 13, 2008 10:20 AM

shit, you're right. i'm getting my early 80s hip-hop flicks mixed up.

intro to nas - 'the genesis' is from Wild Style right?

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 10:26 AM

Let's not forget Beat Street and Breakin' y'all!

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 10:35 AM

^ Correct sir.

Posted by BBG | November 13, 2008 10:36 AM

I remember when this flick came out, and going to see it in an old Times Square theater. This was the Old Times Square, and there were a whole lot of b-boys and street-cred characters in the audience -- along with this skinny white boy.

Posted by drewo | November 13, 2008 10:43 AM

the "Correct sir" is in reference to "intro to nas - 'the genesis' is from Wild Style right?"

Posted by BBG | November 13, 2008 10:47 AM

One can only hope a Film Forum screening of "Disorderlies" follows close behind.

Posted by Anthony | November 13, 2008 11:03 AM

"Respiration" by Black Star

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 12:09 PM

I was breakin' till my shit I watch golden girls and am considering a reverse mortgage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2008 1:03 PM

did spank rock and ninjasonik never go on? because after the last dude i was patiently shaking my ass to the dj set until 130 but i thought it was strange to have a 45 minute break. i thought they were either buying time or it was over. they ever show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2008 7:25 AM

Spank Rock is a jerk!!!!!!!!!!
(as usual)

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2008 8:36 AM

Spankrock pulled yet another no show?!?

Posted by blackhat | November 14, 2008 11:28 AM

spank rock did pull yet another no show. he's single-handedly sabotaging his career.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2008 12:39 PM

Grand Wizard Theodore was incredible, I didn't really care about Spank Rock by the end

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2008 12:49 PM

A to K? A to the muthu fuckin Z

Posted by RISK | June 13, 2009 4:38 PM

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