Film Screening of “Wild Style” (1983) & 80’s Dance Party!
November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Charlie Ahearn’s seminal WILD STYLE is a loosely-scripted narrative film that also functions as an invaluable glimpse into the graffiti and hip hop cultures, showcasing the art and music of legends such as Fab 5 Freddy and graffiti artist Lee Quinones. Its story follows the exploits of maverick tagger Zoro (Quinones), whose work attracts the attention of an East Village art fancier (Patti Astor) who commissions him to paint the stage for a giant Rapper’s Convention, and features additional appearances from Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers, and more.
Stick around following the film screening for a 1980’s style dance party in the museum with black lights, a DJ, and drinks! Cash bar (beer/wine) and refreshments provided.
This event is part of a series of film screenings held in conjunction with the exhibition “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat.” The series of screenings is generously supported by Maier Member Alison Keller Townsend ’75.